Updated: Nov 20, 2021
It is getting to be that time of the year - the Holiday season.
Our social calendars will be filling up with office parties, family and friends get-togethers, holiday parties, and so many more events. It is easy to slack off your workout routines with so much going on, especially if you are the host.
Here are some easy ways to maintain a level of fitness through the holidays.
Plan 10 minutes a day to do something active. Yes, only 10 minutes a day. If you are trying to commit to an hour - it will be harder to do and easier to say I don't have the time. 5 minutes will also work - NO EXCUSES!!
Usually, after 5-10 minutes you will feel energized and might feel like going longer - if not, you did something.
IDEAS of what to do for 5-10 minutes:
Play Air guitar like a rock star!
Go for a brisk walk,
Do some jumping jacks,
Take the clothes off of your treadmill and use it
Put on some fun music and dance around
Break out the Wii and play something active
Stretch or Yoga
Jump on a rebounder
Jog in place
Do the Twist
Go up and down the stairs
Sit down, stand up, walk to the other room and back & repeat 10 times or more
Practice a full golf swing on both sides repetitively
Pushups and sit-ups
Rough house play with the kids or grandkid
Throw the ball for the dog, don't just stand there, move around
Stand on 1 leg and balance for 30+ seconds, Repeat 6 times on each leg
Mini Core workout: Hip lift Bridges, Bicycles, plank hold, Superhero (prone back extensions), and Mt climber for 1 minute each & REPEAT
Try doing these things vigorously,
Aerobic house cleaning
Aerobic yard work
Jog in place while doing dishes and putting them away
Side and back leg lifts while cooking
With this past rain, there will be plenty of weeds to pull
Sweep the deck
Rake up leaves
Clean your gutters
Vacuum the house
Vacuum out your car, get way under the seats and the trunk.
Wash your car.
Powerwalk in the mall while shopping
Toe raises while standing in a line
Now get creative and move!
Don't beat yourself up, just get back on track after the Holidays.