The fall holiday is upon us. With it comes the sheer delight of indulging in high-calorie festive treats, such as cakes, pies, chocolate, and candy. However, without a working exercise regime, you’re bound to put on a few extra pounds, which weigh down on your fitness goals. The last thing you’d want is to spend the next few months in serious training when you could have easily maintained your weight. To help keep you active, fit, and stress-free during your annual fall home preparations, here are three ways you can get in more exercise.
1. Plan Your Schedule
Depending on whether you’ll be traveling or laying low at home, setting up your schedule can help make the difference in your fitness goals. Consider taking some time to determine your plans. You can start by determining a suitable place to walk or jog near your home. A local park or nature trail can provide a perfect area to jog and burn a few calories in between your schedule. You could consider going for early morning or late evening jogs while everyone else is bundled up at home. If you prefer to stay at home, find a vacant room or space for workouts. Try to find a room away from distractions. This can provide you with some space to sneak in a few minor stretches or a full workout. Once you find a secluded spot, you can proceed to the next step, which is, obtaining your workout gear.
2. Get the Relevant Equipment
Equipment such as dumbbells, resistance bands, and a jump rope can be more than enough to help you shed excess calories during the fall holidays. More so, they can be bundled up and carried with you without taking up much space. With resistance bands, you can gradually increase your workout’s intensity and increase muscle while losing fat. Ideally, you want to follow a suitable 10-minute workout routine to help you maximize on using your bands effectively. The routine can consist of weight and body workouts, such as planks, jumping jacks, lunges, pushups, squats, and pull-ups. You can break it down into sets of 10, 15, or 20, depending on your stamina.
3. Make the Most of Physical Activities During Home Preparations
While gearing up and exercising is one way to remain active during this holiday season, spending time and helping with home preparation tasks is another way to burn off calories. Consider doing the following.
- Shoveling snow off the driveway or roof
- Raking up leaves
- Chopping wood
- Lifting boxes
- Taking your dog on a walk
- Playing a game of football or tag with the children
- Doing some chores
- Setting up the Christmas lights on the roof and yard
Whatever it is, remain active. Incorporating some decent physical activity during chores, whether that is lifting heavy items or climbing up a ladder, helps stimulate your core, abs, biceps, and triceps. By remaining active, you help boost your metabolic system, which helps burn off excess calories.
Getting more exercise during the fall holiday can be as simple as lifting heavy boxes, shoveling snow, or spending a few minutes jogging. The most critical thing is to stay physically active and follow a routine. There’s no limit to how creative you can be with workouts. Remember, though, to be consistent, and you will soon obtain the results you desire.