The month of December tends to pass by in a whirlwind of holiday parties, travel and shopping bags. Before we know it the holidays have come and gone, we’ve ate twice our weight in food and the gym may begin to feel like an old friend.

It’s important to relax and enjoy time spent with friends and family during holidays because really, that’s what they’re all about. Giving your normal routine a rest doesn’t mean giving up all exercise, just think of it as fitting your workouts into a holiday schedule.

Increase Exercise Efficiency
No one wants to spend hours in the gym when your “to-do” list is a mile long. Increase the intensity of your workouts and you’ll save tons of time. For example, try adding intervals to your cardio routine or working more than one muscle group at a time while strength training.

Walk it Out
Whether you’re waiting for a flight at the airport or wandering the shopping mall, move those feet! Walking and taking the stairs are easy ways to increase activity while going about your day.

Party of (More Than) One
Involve your friends and family in workout plans and you won’t have to worry about missing out on spending time with them. Think of ways to incorporate more activity into your social activities such as going to a museum or taking a walk in a local park.


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