The holidays are great for a lot of reasons, but relaxation is not always one of them. Throughout the last month of the year, we are constantly moving around from celebration to celebration.
It’s a good kind of busy, but it can often be tough to find time to exercise. That’s why you need to know how to work out on-the-go.
Here are a few different ways to get a workout in over the holidays!
Walking is the ultimate on-the-go workout. You can do it anywhere at any time, which makes it the perfect exercise for the busy holiday season.
Going for a walk at a moderate pace burns a decent number of calories. It can also help you build your leg muscles, strengthen your heart, boost your energy, and improve your mood.
After you’ve eaten, walking can help kickstart your metabolism and digestive system. It will also do some calorie-burning damage control if you overindulge in a holiday dinner.
Like walking, yoga does not require a lot of space or time. All you need is a quiet space and a little bit of room to move around.
The holidays, while fun, can be quite stressful at times. Yoga is a fantastic way to reduce stress, promote relaxation, and burn some calories along the way. It can also help your body recover and reduce inflammation while increasing your sleep quality.
If you’re feeling stressed out during the holidays, try doing some yoga. Even 15 minutes can significantly improve your mood and bring a smile back to your face for the rest of the season.
Body weight workouts
If you’re traveling during the holidays, you might not have access to a gym. If you don’t want to take much time off your healthy lifestyle, what do you do?
You don’t need any equipment or a gym to get a good workout in. All you need is some time, space, and effort. If you have those, the world is your gym.
Done with proper form, bodyweight exercises such as pushups, dips, pullups, and squats can help you get stronger, burn calories, and build muscle.
If you don’t want to take time off and you don’t have a lot of time, interval training might be your best friend. If you push yourself, you can get a solid workout in almost no time at all!
Interval training is alternating short bursts of intense exercise with short periods of rest. It is a great way to elevate your heart rate, burn calories, and build muscle and cardiovascular endurance.
The key to interval training is effort. During your periods of work, you have to be giving your best effort. If you do, you’ll feel the burn and get better in a short, fun, challenging period of time.
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