This time of year we often see lots of family and friends for various gatherings, often for prolonged periods of sitting and eating. While that is fun, sometimes we can miss out on our regular exercise routine because we are preparing, shopping, or prepping for meals. It means this is often the season of a lot more calories in and a lot less calories out. So how do you get your family moving?
There are fun ways to incorporate movement that can include the whole family and might actually get you all laughing together. Remember, movement shouldn’t be a chore or a bore. It can and should be fun.
Eleven Tips for Getting your Family Moving around the Holidays
- Walk Between Dinner and Dessert
As an added bonus, taking a walk often gets you out of dish duty.
- Play Charades or Another Physical Game
If your family needs a real challenge, show up this year with Twister.
- Stretch Between Courses
Think of this like the seven inning stretch. Get up and get moving. Pick gentle stretches that feel good. Some shoulder shrugs or a group hip flexor stretch.
- Dance While Washing Dishes
Put on some fun music and dance while you clean up. I think […]