10 Healthy Holiday Activities
The holidays are here! Shopping, parties, and traditions are probably on your mind. With so much going on, it’s easy to forget to stay active. So we put together 10 quick-and-easy ways to stay moving during the holidays!
1. Go shopping.
Instead of ordering online, get out of the house to shop for your holiday gifts. Take your time walking around the mall to get extra steps in!
2. Walk to see the lights.
Even though it’s cold out, bundle up and go see the lights! Whether it’s at a lighted venue or just around your own neighborhood, this is an easy way to get moving and enjoy a holiday tradition.
3. Work out to a Christmas movie.
While you’re watching your favorite movie, commit to these exercises:
- 1 squat every time someone says “Merry Christmas”
- 5 jumping jacks every time you see a Christmas tree
- 10 push-ups every time you see Santa (or a character dressed up as Santa)
4. Fit in a workout.
Whether you have 10 minutes or an hour to spare, try fitting in a workout when you can. It could be a long run or a quick HIIT session at home. Here are a couple workouts to try:
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Busy week ahead of you? Try these short, toning incline trainer workouts on hectic days.
5. Put up your neighbor’s Christmas lights.
This is a double whammy! Serve your neighbor this season and burn twice as many calories as you would have by only putting up your lights.
6. Carol throughout your neighborhood.
Take a walk around the neighborhood and carol your favorite Christmas songs! (I had neighbors carol at my house last year and it instantly got me in the Christmas spirit.)
7. Sign up for a race.
Start a new tradition and sign up for a race (or a fun Santa run) with your friends and family.
8. Go indoor rock climbing.
The weather outside may be frightful, but there’s nothing like a climate-controlled, rock-climbing gym to make you sweat.
9. Visit your local trampoline gym.
The holidays bring out the inner child in even the most serious adult…why not take it a step further by jumping around your local trampoline gym? You’ll burn a ton of calories and have an amazing time.
10. Do a group fitness class.
Grab a friend and make your way to a spin, yoga, and/or pilates class. After you’re done putting the hard work in, head over to your favorite cafe for a round of hot cocoa (or make some at home using one of our recipes!).