Indeed, a lot of people normally consume a lot more calories in the holidays than in other times of the year. Some people even choose to consume more in December and simply vow to cut back on
food consumption when the next year starts.
Here are some quick exercises to keep you fit this December.
Get Up and Go Early
While work commitments die down over the holidays, family commitments ramp up. Change up your schedule to hit the gym earlier to get a workout in before anyone gets out of bed. This way you get your workout in and have plenty of time for getting all the busy holiday stuff done during the day.
Though the holidays are a time of relaxation, try your best to aim for about 10,000 steps a day. This translates to about 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity.
You don’t even need to go all-out and start jogging around in your tracksuit. Just take a simple walk with your family and friends around the neighborhood. Also, when getting something from the convenience store, walk instead of driving. These little things pile up and help you maintain your fitness.
It is completely understandable that your exercise routine would probably be a bit disturbed by the activities you would engage in during the holiday season. But remember, when it comes to fitness, a little exercise is better than no exercise at all.
Use Body Weight
Even if you can’t go to the gym during the holiday season, you can still get a great workout in using just your body weight. Bodyweight workouts can be done anywhere using little to no equipment and usually take 20 minutes or less.
For example, set a timer for 20 minutes and see how many times you can go through the following circuit:
10 Burpees > 20 Mountain climbers > 30 Jumping Jacks > 40 Reps jumping rope > 30 Jump squats > 20 Push-ups > 10 Reverse lunges
Get More People Involved
The holiday season should be time shared with your loved ones. Involve everyone by playing games outside that involve activity or by signing everyone up for a local 5k. This way, you’ll still be able to bond and connect while staying active. A daily walk can be another great way to get everyone moving while still sharing moments together.