Getting into better shape is already hard enough, but trying to do so during the holidays can sometimes seem like an impossible task. Monitoring your own weight loss progress is a task in and of itself, and getting your family involved can prove to be a daunting undertaking. Still, there is an easy way to perform a variety of holiday weight loss activities that your entire family will enjoy. All you have to do is get creative about some of the things you already love to do.
Decorating for the Holidays
If you get everyone involved and go all out, then you will find that putting up seasonal decorations is one of the most terrific holiday weight loss activities. Whether you are hanging lights and garland or taking a trip to the tree farm to pick out a tree, you will be getting everybody up and moving. On top of that, it can serve as a yearly tradition if you make it such. Best of all, this activity can be performed inside or outside, making it easy for the very young or very old members of your family.
Building a Snowman or Fun Fort
Who doesn’t love building an awesome snowman? Putting a cute hat on it, making its nose out of lumps of coal, sticking a carrot on its face as a nose—these are all things that we enjoy during the winter months. Including your family in these holiday weight loss activities is a great way to help everyone shed those excess and unwanted pounds that seem to accumulate faster than the snow outside. And it’s a whole lot of fun, too!
Your family waits all year long for the holidays for two specific reasons: the gifts and the food. Most people anticipate the traditional recipes that are typically prepared by modern families, but did you know that there are lots of alternatives out there that taste just as good? Perhaps have your family do a scavenger hunt for healthy recipes that mimic their favorites, and then make the dish to serve during the festivities. It will give every family member a sense of involvement and pride while providing everyone present with a much healthier dining experience.
Remember that some of the best holiday weight loss activities are the ones we do with our close friends and family. On top of that, it is always important that you do things everyone will enjoy. Use these three ideas to help make your holiday a particularly special one this time around.