How To Make Time For Exercise Over The Holidays

For many of us our days are jam-packed with work, caring for children, shopping, planning gatherings, meal planning, and the other dozen things on your daily to-do list. It can feel difficult to add time for exercising into the mix. Over the holidays you’re most likely consuming more calories than normal, so remaining active is important. Plus, as we touched on in week 2, exercise plays an important role in your mental health and can be a great stress-reliever.

Get Active Together

Get the family and friends involved. There’s no better way to get active than with a cheering squad. Some fun ideas may include going for a walk around your local park with friends, playing a game of catch in the backyard, evening neighborhood strolls to look at decorations, ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, or participating in a fun run.

Plan It Out

Schedules are a little hectic these days, so plan out your physical activity each week. Add it to your calendar or set an alarm or reminder on your phone to exercise a few days a week at least. Use your daily exercise plans as your guide for success. Workout with Coach Kenna or go for a guided walk or run.

Little Things Add Up

Don’t have time for a long workout? Add activity throughout your day. Each hour, get up and move. It doesn’t have to be a lot of movement, but something to get your blood moving. You can try 10 jumping jacks, 20 squats, marching in place for 30 seconds, or doing yoga stretches for a minute. Consider taking the stairs over an elevator or parking further away in the parking lot. Make a conscious effort to add movement throughout your day. Go ahead stand up right now and do a couple lunges!