As we come closer to the holiday season, most people start getting ready to celebrate and indulge in the festivities. While it is a good thing to be happy, it doesn’t mean that you should let yourself go. Most people gain weight during the Christmas period and spend the next year trying to lose it again. It’s a vicious cycle that doesn’t seem to end. So, this coming holiday season, make a promise to yourself to start the year on a good note. It can be hard with all the delicious food and family gatherings, however, if you make healthy choices, it’s possible. Here are some of the best exercises that can help you maintain yourself during the holidays.
If your home has a swimming pool then you should consider going out for a swim during the holidays. Swimming is an excellent cardio exercise that can help you in staying in shape during the Christmas period when you aren’t wanting to go to the gym. It works all the major muscles of the body and also gets your body ready for burning calories later in the day. The good thing about swimming is that it is a low-impact exercise and you can do it easily at home. The best time to go for a swim is in the morning. It would keep you refreshed for the rest of the day.
Running is an excellent exercise that can be done even during the holidays. Take small breaks during the runs if you get tired quickly. It is best to warm up a little before starting your running session too. If you are spending the holidays at a resort or near the sea then you should consider running along the beach. It is both a relaxing experience and can also make your run more challenging. Running on sand requires more effort than running on the road. However, it doesn’t put a lot of pressure on your joints. Running should be done early in the morning when you are full of energy.
Most people have a bad habit of staying at home all the time during the holiday season. This is the biggest reason for their weight gain. Plonking yourself on the sofa all day and watching TV isn’t a good way to spend your holidays. It can cause you to gain a lot of weight and also result in digestion issues. So, make sure that you go out for a walk after dinner during your holiday.
Walking can help in digestion and ensure that the meal is properly digested by the time you hit the bed. Moreover, walking is a great alternative if you don’t like going for a run. If you are spending the holiday near the beach, it would be the ideal venue for your walk. You can walk barefoot on the sand along the beach and enjoy the cool breeze.