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10:18 am - Posted by Gregg

The holiday season often means more social obligations, more eating occasions and longer to-do lists. But that doesn’t have to mean we stop moving – even if we can’t always make it to the gym for our usual workout.

Here are a few ways to incorporate movement and exercise into your holiday routines. Feel free to invite friends and family to participate. Remember: The more you move, the more calories you burn. And at this time of year, that’s usually a good thing!

Seasonal Tips for Staying Fit:

No time for your daily 30-minute power walk? Break it up! Take a 10-minute walk after breakfast, another after lunch and then one after dinner. 10 x 3 = 30 minutes!

Stuck at the mall? Park your car in the farthest spot from the entrance so walking becomes part of your shopping trip. Also feel free to walk around the mall a couple times to add even more movement to your day. And whenever possible, take the stairs – even if you’re going up to the third or fourth level of a mall (or parking garage).

Volunteer to walk the dog or (or even take out the trash) when visiting family and/or friends.

Looking for a great way to workout without a gym? Shovel snow or rake leaves!

What are ways that you keep moving when you can’t make it to the gym during this busy season? Share your tips here!

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