If hanging up the lights, putting up the tree and wrapping all those unruly presents hasn’t got your heart rate going yet, there are plenty of other things to do this Christmas season to burn a few more fruit cake calories.
During the colder months conventional exercise is usually the easiest and most readably available activity for most people. But if you find that going to the gym or track isn’t really working in your schedule consider heading outside to just be a kid again! Build a snowman, make an igloo, go sledding; for the average 140 LB person sledding can burn up to 113 calories every 15 minutes! Or go ice skating at a whooping 450 calories per hour. And the best part is you get to have fun while doing it! Don’t worry if you don’t really remember how to be a kid because teachers are everywhere to help you re-learn. Just watch what all the kids are doing and follow along.
While your outside in the cold don’t forget to layer your clothing with a base layer that breathes and wicks moisture from your body to help you stay dry. And of course like all exercise (yes this is considered exercise…can you believe it!) warm up your muscles, stretch and have a good time!