How to Stay Fit During the Holidays


You’ve worked so hard to get to where you are now. All those early morning runs and late nights at the gym are paying off. You can clearly see a difference in your physical appearance and your confidence has gone through the roof.
While you’re excited about the holiday season, you’re also worried about the effect it will have on your progress. The holidays often mean staying indoors because of the weather. They also mean travelling to be with family and a lot of holiday treats. This is all a recipe for disaster to anyone who’s worked hard to achieve any level of physical fitness.
This holiday season doesn’t have to be like all the others in your past. You can stay fit and still enjoy all the great things that come with the season. Try applying some of the tips below for a fit and fun holiday.

  1. Get outside

It can be tempting to stay indoors and snuggle under a warm blanket, in front of a glowing fire with a mug of hot chocolate. However, there are better and healthier ways of keeping warm. Getting out of the house is one. Get out and enjoy the snow. Hiking, snowshoeing and building snowmen are some great ways to stay active and warm.

  1. Try exercises that don’t require equipment

You don’t need a gym or specialized equipment to get a good workout. Your body is the best piece of equipment you have to get a good workout. Set yourself a new challenge with body weight exercises, such as pushups, lunges and squats. You can also begin a yoga workout to spice things up.

  1. Explore your environment

Did you travel home for the holidays? Get reacquainted with your neighborhood by taking a walk. Explore the city or its environs on foot. You’ll be getting a good workout while discovering new places. A walk is also a great way to relax.

  1. Start a holiday themed fitness tradition

If you’re spending the holiday with family or friends, consider starting a fitness themed holiday tradition this year. It could be a family trek, trail run, fun run or even an obstacle course race. This annual tradition will help the entire family or your group of friends stay fit during the holiday season.

  1. Get in touch with your inner child

The holiday is a great time to indulge your inner child in various activities that you wouldn’t otherwise indulge in. These activities include snowball fights, ice sledding and fooling around in the snow. You can get your heart pumping while having fun.
You simply have no excuse this holiday. You can maintain your fitness gains and have fun.