The holidays are a time filled with fun, family, laughter, and food. But between the gift shopping, holiday parties and festivities, we can easily get out of our workout routine due of the lack of time. Here are some tips to help make this holiday season a healthy one.
- When you are shopping, never take the escalator. Always take the stairs. While you are there, go up and down the stairs 5-10 extra times, while carrying your shopping bags.
- Avoid pastry puff-type appetizers at holiday parties
- Use light eggnog
- Drink in moderation at holiday parties. If you are hungover the morning after, you are more likely to skip your morning workout
- When holiday shopping at the mall with your friends or family, stop at each bench you pass and do 10-15 tricep dips and 10-15 pushups using the bench (I admit, this one is a bit weird if done alone, but when done with friends, makes for a good laugh and workout).
Enjoy your holiday, this time of year is special. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you veer off your normal exercise routine and keep in mind that New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner!