We all know the rush of the holidays sometimes runs into the time you devote to training or exercise. But don’t worry there are some simple things you can do whether you’re making a large meal, out shopping or catching up on chores to help burn calories. The key is always to keep moving!
When you go shopping, for example, walk up the escalator instead of taking elevators or park far away. These are good ways to keep moving, even just taking the stairs for a total of just two minutes, five days a week, gives you the same calorie-burning results as a 20-minute walk. Even a quick trip to the mailbox can turn into a mini-exercise session! On the way to and from the mailbox, do one lap around your house or building, or up and down a flight of stairs.
If you are travelling over the holidays burning off those thanksgiving calories I recommend a hotel room routine consisting of jumping rope for 5 minutes, 15 push-ups and 30 sit-ups, then repeating that sequence 5 times.
Remember the holiday season only comes once a year, so feel free to enjoy all the great foods we get to indulge in! By trying a few of these suggestions you will have no problem at all burning off those thanksgiving calories.