Turkey, stuffing, pies, cookies, wine, and that’s just dinner. Between family obligations, work parties and daily food baskets, last minute events and shopping, working out can be nearly impossible. Learn how to keep your exercise routine during the holiday season using these common sense power strategies, tricks, and tips to make fitness a part of your holiday celebration.
· Get Outside – Crisp air, falling leaves, fall is the best time to get back to nature. Commit to getting outside at least three times a week. Breathing in the cold crisp air is uplifting, and it beats staying cooped up indoors while the fall sun is shining.
· Set a Goal – Set a tangible goal and maintain it throughout the holiday season. There are 35 days between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, which is a sufficient amount of time to perfect your push-ups, increase your daily sits or work toward a regular 3 to 5-mile run.
· Find a Promotion – There is no better time than the holiday season to get in to shape. Plus, the season is the best time to get a great deal on a PH360 Membership. In doing so, you will already be committed to your fitness plan, and you'll avoid the overly ambitious fitness goals made on Jan 1. Most of which dissolve within the first two to three weeks of the New Year.
DID YOU KNOW: working out in the morning has been shown to boost your metabolism and offers other health benefits?
· Find a Friend – Pulling the covers over your head and going back to sleep at 6 a.m. is much harder to do when someone else is counting on you for support and motivation. Find a fitness-minded friend or family member to be your holiday exercise buddy. That way, you’ll always have someone to push you to get a workout in before the big meals and parties.
· Go to the Mall – With tons to do during the holidays, there’s just no time to exercise, right? WRONG: Walking and talking at the mall is free, and when you are talking to friends, you are not focused on the time. Which, makes you more likely to walk for longer and burn more calories.
Sources: everydayhealth.com, healthyliving.com, bestmallwalking.com