Holidays are a fun time, but they’re also super-busy. For lots of us, it’s difficult to take time for our usual exercise routines. Here are a few ways to fix that, thanks to some healthy advice from the University of Texas-Arlington.
That may be an odd item to see on a list about exercise, but rest is important. It helps your body recharge, to keep you up to speed for all your last-minute trips to the mall.
It might not be possible to get in your usual workout. Just do it in bits and pieces: Squeeze in five minutes here, and 10 minutes there, a few crunches, a few planks, an extra lap around the mall.
Save up your holiday treats for big events. Then when everyone gathers and piles up in the den, you can go all in.
If you’ve been meaning to start an exercise program, the new year is a perfect time to try out that resolution. However, lots of other people may be trying it at that time, too. Beat the rush and start now – then you won’t feel so guilty about the extra helping of sweet potato casserole.
You might be walking 5K every day during shopping anyway, but 5Ks runs are available close to you during the holidays and into January. Running burns calories and many runs support charities; so you can feel good for yourself and spread some holiday love to someone else, too.
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