The holidays are such a warm, exciting, time rife with familial celebration, gifts, and tons and tons of food. When we think about all the delights that come with the holiday season, we also have to inevitably think about the weight we could potentially put on when we go a little overboard. That’s not to say you shouldn’t be fully enjoying yourself during the holidays and even treating yourself, but just remember that your body is a temple.
We only get one physical body, so we should spend time taking care of it. As we get older, it’s harder to keep off those extra pounds that come with aging and slowing metabolism, but it will be worth it in the long run. Whether you’re traveling to see your family, having a low-key holiday, or a Christmas destination, there’s always time to fit in a little workout.
When there’s a will, there’s away. Depending on how you normally like to work out, try fitting in some fitness this Christmas. You’d be glad you did when that second honey-baked ham is being served. Whether you’re a runner, a yogi, or an on-the-fly gym-goer, there’s always time to take care of yourself.
For Those of Us Who Run
Runners are having all the fun. Not only is running possible almost anywhere, but you could even have an incredibly scenic view while doing it. The only problem with running, especially during the winter months, is that you could get awfully cold.
Luckily, there are always gym options. Many gyms offer a full week free just to try their services. If you’re out of town, this could be a good way for you to get your gym fix and not have to commit to a monthly payment. Otherwise, let’s hope your mom has a treadmill.
For Those of Us Who Want to Take a Group Fitness Class
Not everyone likes the group class, though some love it. It’s all about how you feel working out around others, and whether or not you feel supported or liberated. Fitness classes offer massive varieties nowadays. Everything, from yoga to kickboxing to dancing to water aerobics, can be done as a group.
If you want to get your family involved in your fitness plan, this might be one of the best ways to do so! Having the whole (or some) of the family working out together is a great way to relieve the communal stress of the holidays, as well as keep each other active and healthy.
For Those of Us Who Want to Use the Internet to Work Out
The Internet offers us so many things we never even thought we wanted. Luckily, that includes exercise. It even includes free exercise. It’s as easy as you can order from this site, download an app, or find a free streaming service that will lead any physical activity you want to partake in.
This holiday, live your best life, keep your energy up, and compose an exercise plan.