Holiday Exercise Outings
You probably have a number of family traditions during the holiday season. Maybe you host an annual Christmas party, or you set a day aside for cookie and tree decorating. This year, decide to start new holiday traditions that revolve around a physical activity. Here are a few ideas:
- Drive to the neighborhood in your city known for having the best Christmas lights, then spend an evening walking around the neighborhood while enjoying the scenery.
Increase Activity at Home
One of your best resources for staying on the (exercise) ball this season is your family. This is particularly true if you have young children who love rules.
- Sit down together and come up with an exercise reward system.
If your kids know something really fun is on the line they won't let you get through a day without exercise.
Make it Work for You
Every family is different. These exercise tips won't work for everyone. Use them as a resource to think creatively and come up with a solution that you can stick to this holiday season.
Laura Williams writes about exercise and fitness for Exercise.com through her regular column “Exercise Science”. She is currently completing her master’s in Exercise Science.