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Spending Time With Friends and Loved Ones: Fun Activities

Leisure-time activities don't have to involve food. You might even burn a few calories while you're at it!

There are plenty of ways to kick back—and they don't have to involve food

It’s important to spend fun, quality time with your friends and loved ones. If you have a weight-loss partner, spend time doing fun things with them as well. Reward yourselves for your hard work!

The many ways that people spend time together center on food. Here are some suggestions for fun things you can do with your friends, loved ones, and weight-loss partners that don’t involve food. Some are activities you can do with anybody, others are more appropriate for a romantic partner. We’ve also included some activities that are fun for the whole family.

Activities to do with anyone

  • Go to a concert
  • Plan a day at the park
  • Take a nature walk
  • Pick fresh fruit
  • Go bowling
  • Play a new sport
  • Visit the city
  • See a movie
  • Get a nice plant
  • Ride bicycles
  • Go window shopping
  • Go to a museum
  • Play a board game
  • Buy a new book
  • Go to a fair or festival
  • Visit a mutual friend
  • Plan a party
  • Fix something broken

For the Family

Many of the activities listed above are things that can be fun for the whole family. Here are a few that can be a lot more fun if you have kids:

  • Take the kids to a playground
  • Ride on a carousel
  • Go to a petting zoo
  • Tell funny stories
  • Find shapes in the clouds
  • Play an educational game

For romantic partners

This list is just for couples. The activities in the first list are also fine to do with a loved one. But if your partner is your spouse or significant other, you might want to try one of these:

  • Take a romantic walk
  • Watch the sunset
  • Look at the stars together
  • Just sit and enjoy each other

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