Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day…a holiday that embraces and promotes love, traditionally marked by chocolates, flowers, greeting cards and champagne. And while the reason to recognize February 14 has certainly morphed from its original purpose established back in 496 AD, it can nonetheless be a very pleasant and cheerful holiday for most.
But Valentine’s Day has the potential to be more than just a “Hallmark Holiday.” Why not use the occasion of expressing our love for other people to show love for yourself? I found a couple of online resources that can help you make healthy choices…not only on February 14, but throughout the year!
If you click here, you can learn more about the CDC’s recommendations for a healthy Valentine’s Day, along with some other really great resources.
Medical News Today also explains why, if you’re going to indulge in any chocolate for the holiday, dark chocolate is the way to go.
So whether or not you have a special someone with whom to celebrate this holiday, please take the opportunity to take care of your own health!
Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Program Coordinator of InTransit Program
The University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center
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