4 Tips For Couples That Want To Stay Healthy

Posted February 2, 2011 by

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My friend’s dad used to say that once people got married they inevitably started wearing matching track suits and doing everything together. While I sort of agree, and find the co-dependency of married peeps extremely irritating, there is one activity that couples do together that makes me, a single man in the online dating world still looking for lvoe, extremely happy. That thing? Getting sick together.

Yeah – it’s pretty much a well-known fact that couples are going to make each other sick. If one of them’s sick the whole swapping fluids and sleeping in the same bed thing is probably going to make the other one just as ill. But, in preparation for sharing my life and my track suit styles with a partner one day, I decided to look into how a couple can at least attempt not to transform each other into vomiting, coughing, drooling creatures of sick doom.

And this is what I discovered in my research – four different dating tips:

1. Raw Garlic

This is one of the oldest tips out there, but entirely true. Garlic is a natural antioxidant and antibiotic full of allicin, an ingredient that helps ward off illnesses if you catch them at the very beginning. It does have to be raw though, or this ingredient loses its effectiveness. Since you’ll probably have some really gross garlic breath from munching on raw cloves, you’re definitely going to want to eat some parsley after  – it’s the natural garlic breath eliminator. Or, at least you’ll have nasty breath together.

2. Cold Showers

No, this isn’t so you’ll have less sex, this is for your health. Cold showers – long touted by Paul Newman as the reason behind his good looks at an old age – improve circulation, strengthen the skin and boosts your immune system. This shit is hard to take in cold-ass countries like Canada, but if you’re chilling in California, it’s not a bad idea.

3. Spices

Spices are awesome, not just because they make foody food delicious, but because they actually improve your health. Lemongrass is a super strong antibacterial. Pepper is rich in vitamins and carotenoids. Cinnamon can fight off dangerous shit like Stretoccocus, and turmeric has acts a a natural antibacterial agent. So, yeah, go out and buy a new spice rack.

4. Nap Time

Contrary to popular belief, humans have always been polyphasic sleepers, which means they get their shut eye in doses. It’s not so much getting eight hours a night that’s important, it’s getting eight hours in a 24 hour period.  So, if you can only fit 5 hours in a night, take a snooze or two at your desk during the day, it’ll totally up your immune system and fight off stress.

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Jenny Woodland
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