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Where's the love?" are you asking?

If you're looking for healthy ways to spend Valentine's Day with someone you love, listen to the recording of my January 28th Nancercize blogtalkradio episode. Travel writer Linda Watanabe McFerrin and I share tips on having your best Valentine's Day ever.  It's  a sweet 'n saucy conversation about how to plan for a sensual Valentine's Day Getaway that brings you closer together.

I bet I've piqued your interest.  But right about now you might be asking yourself--"what does this have to do with health and weight loss?"  I'll tell you.

For one thing, in my work as a wellness and healthy weight loss coach, my followers do spectacularly well during normal times, losing pounds and inches—up to 5 inches around the waist in just one month without feeling at all deprived or unloved.

But let’s face it, it’s always a little trickier when we have a special occasion like holidays.  They can definitely slow down your progress, or cause you to re-gain some of the weight you’ve lost.  With my lifestyle plan, I’m happy to say that although our weight loss may slow down a bit,  we don’t gain or re-gain weight as most folks do during holiday times of endless treats.  It’s a fact that our metabolisms and eating and exercise habits are able to carry us over those pleasure bumps safely.  So, that’s the good news.

But, now that we’ve just gotten through one holiday season—here comes another one—Valentine’s Day with its tradition of extravagant dinners and champagne and boxes of chocolate.

This year, why not channel those lovely intentions into a short getaway? No guarantees, but some time away with your honey could help keep the flames of romance going strong, or in some cases rekindle the fires.

When you’re a happy person it’s so much easier to be a healthier eater and exerciser. Right?

For another, did you know that it’s actually good for your health to take vacations—long or short, here or there? 

And,  in fact, having an intimate relationship is also good for your health. (See the book "Healthy Pleasures.") So, in addition to having a fun time, you could also be improving your health and longevity so you can stay together and enjoy life for a long long time.

You see?  It’s win-win-win-win-win for health to have a romantic getaway!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here are some tips from the show to get you started:

• Try a local getaway-- a local spa, or just a walk in the park.
• Hop on a boat--mini-cruises are a bargain these days and local ferries and sight-seeing tours are free or low-cost. Almost any boat is romantic and a change of pace. If you're prone to seasickness, don't forget the Dramamine or ginger.
• Surprise your loved one.
• Plan it together so you can look forward to it together.
• Know what you're looking for--both of you.
• Make compromises so you are both happy with the activities and ambiance.

For more ideas and some smiles, go to

To find out more about Linda, who edited a book called "Hot Flashes - Sexy little Stories & Poems" visit
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