The holidays have arrived and with it comes a lot of extra carbs and little physical activity. It seems like everyone's New Year's resolution is to get rid of their holiday fat. But how about not gaining it in the first place?
You want to have fun and enjoy your holidays. Eat what you want and not have to leave family for time at the gym. So why not trick yourself into staying active during the holidays.
Here are some ways you can do that while still getting in the holiday spirit and spending time with family.
The holidays are meant to be spent with family. So why not play a family friendly game of football or another sport?
Recreate the engaging rivalries right in your back yard and get your blood pumping.
If it's too cold to play outside, just play inside!
There are plenty of gaming systems and games to go with it that'll help you stay active instead of just plopping down and zoning out.
Games like Just Dance requires you to move your body to play the game. Just Dance is one of many dancing games that will keep you active and get your entire family involved.
Take a Walk
Driving around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights has been a long standing tradition. Keep up the tradition but try walking instead. Get out of the house and get some fresh air while looking at the festive decorations.
What better way to stay active with the tradition of ice skating. Cardio and strength mixed together with fun, and the whole family can do it.
This goes for playing in the snow too, if possible. Sledding, building snowmen and having snowball fights can get your blood pumping.
Plan for it
If you can, plan ahead for your workouts. Planning gym time around times when family time starts to teeter and everyone does their own thing can be help. Even if you just do a half hour workout and cardio trip, it'll still help you stay active and keep your stamina up.
For those of you visiting family, look up the local gym before you go. Many of them offer limited time passes so you can go for a few days while your away. Some will even let you in for free for a day if you say that you're interested in signing up.