Whether you are planning a trip or staying home to spend the holidays with family and friends, the season can negatively impact your fitness, waistline and most importantly, your health. Staying fit and healthy during this period is however easier than you think.
1. Take A Walk
Walking for 10 to 15 minutes everyday can help increase your metabolism, prevent weight gain and assist in maintaining your fitness level. It is preferable to take a walk straight after a meal, even if it is bitterly cold outside. You can use this time to explore the sights of your destination vacation or simply get to know your neighborhood better on an extended walk.
Add some fun activities to your vacation itinerary that include physical action. If you are staying home for the holidays, explore some pursuits that are physical in nature that you have always wanted to try out but haven’t had the time or energy for.
3. Hit The Gym
Most holiday and accommodation facilities offer gym or other types of exercise amenities that are included in your stay. Take advantage of this and remember that you don’t have to spend hours in the gym or go every day to stay fit during the holidays. Alternatively, look for a gym that offers short term memberships or even free daily workout sessions.
4. Live For Today
Don’t put your health and fitness off until the holidays are over and rather take some time as often as you can to maintain or even improve your fitness levels. Forget those new years resolutions and set health and fitness goals to start working on immediately. You will find that exercising during the holidays will leave you feeling much more energized and healthy so that you can enjoy this time away or with family even more.