How to stay active over the holidays

Between work, traveling, holiday get-togethers, gift buying, preparing for guests and everything else on your to-do list, it can be hard to find time to stick with your regular exercise routine. Staying active over the holidays is especially important because you will most likely be consuming more calories than normal. Just because you can’t make time for your regular workout, doesn’t mean you can’t add activity into your day.

Add it to Your Calendar

If possible, stick to your regular workout routine as much as possible. Block off 30-60 minutes on your calendar a few days per week and break a sweat!

Get Active Together

Just because you have a house full of guests, does not mean you have to sit around and eat all day. Consider planning healthy activities like ice skating, walking around the neighborhood to look at holiday decorations, hiking, building a snowman, snowshoeing – the options are endless!

Little Things Add Up

If it’s an extra busy week, add in little opportunities for additional activity throughout your day. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park at the very end of the parking lot when at the grocery store, and if you carry out your groceries instead of using a cart for an added arm workout! Try completing a few desk exercises at work.

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