It’s Christmas and let’s face it, hitting the gym isn’t exactly on top of our list. However, there are plenty of options for having an active holiday and I’m here to share them with you!
The last thing on most of our minds during Christmas is facing the frigid cold and work out. Some gyms are even closed during the holidays, so if you actually do decide you want to exercise it might be hard to find the resources. That’s why we’ve come up with some fun tips to help you stay active and happy during the holiday.
You don’t need to find a formal ‘workout’ to stay active on the holidays. Get outside with friends or family and go sledding, skiing, snowboarding or build a snowman! It’s a great way to stay active while having some fun and making memories.
You can find plenty of exercises to follow on YouTube when the weather is too cold outside. Try to find some fun holiday-themed ones to follow so you can stay in the Christmas spirit while working up a sweat!
Ice skating is a great activity to do with a loved one, friends or children. The best part about this sport is that you can go have fun no matter what difficulty level you are at. You don’t have to take lessons to do well!
New Year’s cleaning
That’s right – cleaning your home up before the new year is a great way to stay active! There is no better feeling than a fresh, clutter-free home to start your new year off in. Get family involved if they live with you and make sure everyone has a role – and hit up the ice rink after for ice skating!
Make it a tradition
Make a tradition to stay active during the holidays. Many gyms are closed on Christmas, so you could for example make it a tradition going for a walk to look at Christmas lights with you family. Or enjoy a session of yoga to de-stress!
When you find yourself lacking motivation to get active on a holiday, remember that a little exercise will keep your mood and energy levels high to keep up with the holiday and enjoy it to the fullest.
By: Samantha Thayer / Photo cred