It can be difficult to fit in a workout on a holiday weekend amid all the fun (and food!). But there are ways to add activity to your weekend, even if you can’t get to the gym.
- Plan realistic workouts. Begin making plans to stay fit during the weekend before it begins. Draft a schedule that allows for workouts and for time to prepare healthy meals. Not only is a 10-minute workout much better than none at all, but once you’ve started, you might find that you really do have the energy–and time–to go longer.
- Multi-task! Combine physical activities with holiday tasks and errands. Park with extra distance from the mall entrance and jog to the doors! Walk rapidly while shopping. Take a 10-minute break from cooking to do calisthenics. All these activities burn excess calories without being time-consuming.
- Spend time with your family! Have children, young siblings, or cousins? Take them to the park to play! Burn calories while having fun and getting in touch with your inner child!
By Ilise Weinberg, Manager at Lucille Roberts Flushing