Category Archives: The Healthy Heart

The 5 Types of Men to Avoid

All men are different, but there are certain types of men who will only do you more harm than good. Here are the top five types of guys who you are not worth one more second of your time! Read more

How To Have Body Confidence For Summer

Summer is in full swing and that means longer days, romantic getaways and less clothes! Not everyone feels comfortable in shorts, tank tops or (shudder) a bathing suit though, and sometimes the thought of stripping down to next to nothing on a date with someone new feels like torture. If you find yourself declining date invites simply because you don't feel confident about your body, you might be missing out on a potential love match. Here is how to increase your body confidence for the summer, and all year round. Read more

10 Online Dating Cliches You Should Stop Using Immediately

If you've ever been a member of an online dating site, you know how hard it is to create a profile that accurately describes yourself and what you're looking for in a partner. That's why many people resort to using the same old one liners in their profiles-they're easy and since they've been used so many times, they must work-right? Wrong! Here are ten of the most common online dating cliches and why you should avoid them. Read more

5 Terrible First Date Ideas

While I'm a huge proponent of health, fitness and not allowing yourself to fall into the lovely-but not at all healthy-happy relationship black hole of pizza, couch, sex, repeat, sometimes healthy living and dating just don't mix. Here are five healthy activities best enjoyed on your own or with friends, not when you're trying to impress a first date. Read more

4 Signs Your Relationship is Bad for Your Health

Stressed out by her relationship, woman wonders if it's bad for her health
Every relationship has it's challenges, but there's a slippery slope between being challenging and being downright unhealthy. While nobody is perfect, the person you date should build you up, make you laugh and overall make your life a happier place. Unfortunately, when that doesn't happen, it's easy to internalize your unhappiness with the relationship and try to hide it...but those feelings have got to come out somehow, and this can result in quite the negative impact on your health. Here are four warning signs that your relationship is bad for your health. Read more

How To Fight the Healthy Way

A couple fights the healthy way
Fighting might be something that you try to avoid like the plague while dating but even couples in very healthy relationships argue from time to time. “Fighting” brings to mind yelling, intense conversations, threats and slamming doors-but it doesn't have to be that way. It's normal to disagree with your partner, and heck, it's even encouraged. The best relationships are the ones that challenge us and that means there might be occasional disagreements-plus, there is no point in dating someone who never wants to fight for the beliefs. With that said, it's not about if you fight, it's more important how you fight. Here are some tips on how to fight with your partner and come out the other side with an even stronger relationship! Read more