The holidays are when a lot of people use excuses not to keep their fitness as compared with any other times of the year. After all, there are lots of fun activities happening; the last thing we would like is to make a visit to the gym. The holiday season is full of fun, food and gatherings, and your schedule just tends to get tighter and tighter. On the other hand, keeping fit all through the holidays is essential. To be able to achieve great results throughout the holiday rush, you should have a plan beforehand in regards to what your workout routines is going to be and just how you’ll save time.
Below are some tips you can follow to keep yourself fit and continue with your lifestyle during the holidays.
Throughout holidays, there are a lot of things happening that you do not have the time or motivation to follow-up your regular workout. But you have to burn the calories that you consume in parties and family gatherings by working out. If you are having a hard time sticking to your workout routine, you could come up with an easier one. Get involved in any kind of physical activity that will help burn more calories.
- Shorten your aerobic workouts
If you cannot commit 30 minutes on cardiovascular exercise, then get it done for at least 10-15 minutes. Choose a cardio activity that is simple and easy to follow during the holidays such as walking, swimming, or jogging. Since you’ll spend much less time on exercising during the holidays, you should increase your pace in exercising to be able to burn the calories you taken in.
Exercise Anywhere You Can
The things that you’ve probably heard before you have to follow this time. Instead of using an elevator, take the stairs; park your car a bit far from the venue in order to cover a couple of distance when walking. In addition, you can bring with you a pedometer to assist you on the number of steps you have done in a day.
Plan for a Group Activity
Holiday season is the time when family and friends gather in one place. Take advantage of this opportunity by organizing any sports match such basketball match, volleyball match, football match, etc. you can burn more calories by running after the ball.
Party means tempting foods. During parties, the foods are incredibly tempting, and you’ll probably find it quite difficult to keep control of yourself. However, you have to check the consumption of calories.
Eat Before Going to a Party
Have your meal in your own home before going to a party. Doing this, you will not be in an empty stomach, and you will definitely eat less in the party. Drink less alcohol at parties since alcohol has high calories.
Here’s an article published at wlox.com about the importance of working out during the holidays.
Doctors Urge Not Giving Up On Exercise During The Holidays
[quote style=”boxed”]The holidays are approaching and sometimes our busy schedules mean that exercise takes a back seat. But working out is one of the best gifts we can give ourselves and those we love.
If you want to live longer, stay leaner, boost your mood and keep your mind young, grab your tennis shoes and get moving.[/quote]
You will find many methods for getting additional exercise and eat much healthier during the holidays. It will definitely depend on your inventiveness and creativity. If you want to stay fit and in shape during and after the holidays, then you just have to keep moving and exercise anytime, anywhere.
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