Make Any Date Night, Especially a Valentine’s Date, a Special One

Plan Ahead = Limit Stress
Stress has been shown to be as bad for your health as diabetes and obesity. Planning ahead will decrease the level of stress for both you and your partner. Make reservations now. Pick your outfit now. Pre-planning the night will help it be smooth and stress free…and help you enjoy it more.

Limit Consumption
On a date night, try to consume alcohol in moderation and eat a sensible amount. These two things will not only make you perform better later in the evening, but also make you more attractive. Large amounts alcohol may help decrease inhibitions, but it will also cause vasodilation, leading to good blood flow for erection, but inability to maintain the erection. Alcohol is also a central nervous system depressant.

Chocolate, Dark
If you insist on getting or eating chocolate, make sure it is dark chocolate. It has been shown to have anti-oxidant properties and decrease blood pressure and cholesterol (a key, later in the date). Dark chocolate has the ability to produce nitric oxide which increases blood flow, decreasing hypertension, bad cholesterol, and incidence of erectile dysfunction. All you need is 3.5 ounces to get the benefits. That equals about 200 calories.

Put your cell phone away
This is healthy for the brain first and foremost. Putting your phone away will allow you to focus on the one you love, making them feel better and upping your chances of a romantic evening.

Here’s something we often forget, especially men. There are some simple things we can do to increase our attractiveness while improving our health. Good oral hygiene with a combination of brushing and flossing is associated with a decrease in cardiac disease. This will also up your chances of making an intimate night of it as well. Nothing like halitosis to block your chances of being close with the one you love