Dating can be a blast, but all those dinners, drinks, and late nights can also be hard on your health. With a few tips, you can keep unhealthy habits in check without losing any of the heat.
: While this video is awesome, it didn't go to medical school. Always consult your doctor for actual medical advice.
Step 1: Work it out Get thee to a gym! There's no better workout motivator than a date -- aside from the physical and emotional health benefits, regular exercise can also enhance arousal in women and decrease sexual dysfunction in men.
Step 2: Win with wine Forget the beer and fruity umbrella drinks and have a glass of red wine -- it's loaded with antioxidants. Plus, you'll look much classier holding a wine glass than sipping from a giant frozen margarita.
Step 3: Diversify at dinner At dinner, offer to share a few small plates with your date. You'll practice portion control and get your veggies -- without the stigma of ordering a salad.
TIP: If you can't resist dessert, split a little dark chocolate with your date -- experts believe it may help prevent heart disease.
Step 4: Hit the town Suggest activities that get you up and moving. You'll get your blood pumping and enjoy a much more intimate experience than sitting with 50 other people, staring at a movie screen.
Step 5: Unlock the passion When you make your move, kiss your date deeply -- researchers have found that locking lips with passion can increase your metabolic rate significantly. Plus, steamy smooching lets your date know just how much you want to see them again.
FACT: A neuroscience researcher found that social isolation and loneliness predispose people to premature aging.