The holidays are a busy time for everyone. With so much to do and prepare for, your daily routine may be easily thrown off course. The period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve is not really friendly to staying fit. With all the skipped workouts and the extra calories, we end the holiday season feeling exhausted.
1. Shop & Walk
You’ve got to head to the mall to get some shopping done anyway, why not get your power-walk on! Walk at a brisk pace when you’re going from store to store or from the parking lot. This will help get your heart rate up while checking some people off your list.
2. Parking Lot Workout
If the weather isn’t too frightful, consider parking in the back of the lot when you’re running your errands this holiday season. Parking near the back not only helps get some extra steps in, it can save time in finding a spot.
3. Get Your Groove On
Baking during the holidays is more fun with music. Since you’ll be standing while making your special holiday treats, you may as well put a little groove into it. Dance like nobody’s watching, and if they are watching, they’ll probably join in.
4. Mini Workouts
If you don’t have time to go to the gym then try one or more mini-workouts throughout the day. Consider a quick squat workout, maybe some push-ups or sit-ups. If you have a band or weights at home, these tools can make for a great mini-workout. 10 minutes of Vinyasa flow in the morning can help relax you and start the day off right!
5. Get Outdoors
Many people tend to stay inside during the winter. This isn’t always great for our mental or physical health. Get outdoors! You can go sledding, build a snowman, or simply go for a walk.
If you miss a workout or two — don’t stress about it. Cherish the time you’re spending with loved ones. Once the holiday season is over, your exercise routine will be waiting for you.