The holidays are a busy time filled with friends, family, football and
food! It’s going to be next to impossible to stick to your fitness
routine. Since the gang’s all here, start your own family fitness
traditions and burn a few calories in the midst of all that holiday hoopla.
Start a healthy holiday tradition
Rally some friends or family members and sign up for a holiday walk or
run in your community. Not only will it benefit you physically, but you’ll
have a new tradition that everyone looks forward to each year.
Watching football is fine, but after the game, get the family together
for a game of touch football in the back yard ... or soccer ... or basketball.
Family fun night
Plan an activity everyone can enjoy. Take a hike at a nearby park or trail.
Divide the family into teams and visit your local bowling alley. If you
happen to be spending the holidays in a snowy location, go sledding or
Walk while you watch
Instead of curling up on the couch while you watch your favorite holiday
movies on TV, walk in place, hop on the treadmill, or do some easy stretching
exercises during the commercials. If you’re watching a big game
on TV, walk around the block at halftime.