All year round, exercising is hard work. Exercise on Holidays is less important as there are a lot of things to do. We don’t want stress in our lives. Trying to stay on top of workout routines can be stressful for many people. Exercise helps you feel more energetic, reduces stress and tension, and can even reduce some calorie intake.
How can you achieve that balance? These tips will help to plan ahead, prepare for every eventuality, and offer workouts to keep you active during the holiday season.
Three Ways to Keep Holiday Fitness in Check if follow these strategies which will help you stay fit and active while enjoying the holidays. Even if you don’t exercise as often as you do throughout the year, it will still be beneficial to get some activity.
Planning is the key to making the most of your trip. It’s important to know your options so that you are prepared for any situation. These are just a few suggestions:
If you are staying with relatives, ask them if there is a nearby gym that allows guests to use their facilities
Ask your family and friends if they have any exercise equipment if that is not possible.
Find out information about the hotel where you are staying and if they offer an exercise facility.
Simple workouts are easy to plan. They don’t need much equipment or space. You may be able, if you are traveling or having visitors, to squeeze in a workout in your basement.
Find nearby running, walking, and park trails
Talk to your family ahead and suggest that you take a walk together or do something active.
Plan your workouts in advance. Even if it has to be changed (which is possible when you travel), you already have a commitment to exercising. It is easier to stick to a plan than to try to fit it in later.
Innovative Alternatives to Fitness Routines
You don’t know what your schedule will look like or if you’ll have the time to exercise, so plan for the worst-case scenario. This could mean staying at grandma’s basement with no equipment and having only 10 to 15 minutes each day. These quick tips will help you squeeze in a workout, even if you have only a few minutes.
Take a workout plan
You could create a 10-minute workout that you can do in your bedroom. You could pick ten exercises to do for a minute each (squats and pushups, jumping jumps jacks), or you can check out the holiday workouts for more ideas.
Use resistance bands
You can take resistance bands with you wherever you go, and they are great for strength training when you have a few minutes.
If guests are staying with you, move your equipment (weights and bands) into your bedroom so you can do some exercise in the evening or morning.
As much as possible, wear your running shoes or walking shoes. There may be a 20-minute window for people to run or walk, either before or after dinner.
Perhaps you want to invite your family members along for a walk. There are often others who would love to exercise, but they just need someone to take their place.
Make the most of every opportunity
Although planning and preparation are great, even the best plans can be thrown off track, especially during holidays. Find creative ways to exercise if you don’t have the time or energy to do so.
Sit-ups and pushups are great for anyone who is watching football. You might also try isometric exercises. To engage your chest, squeeze and hold the abs, glutes, and hands.
For quick overhead presses and lateral raises, grab some soup cans or full water bottles if you don’t own the equipment. It’s always better to have something than nothing.
Set up a game with your kids, such as tag, hide and seek, football, tag, or tag.
Volunteer to do the housework, shoveling snow, and raking leaves.
Walking is a great way to exercise. Do extra laps at the mall, take the stairs or volunteer to walk your dog.20 minutes of fast pace walk.