Chances are, you may have helped yourself to a couple of extra servings over Thanksgiving, and indulged in a few extra glasses of wine, and didn’t think twice about hitting the treadmill. Rather than laying the guilt trip on, why not just guide yourself back on the fitness track.
Here is a post-holiday action plan to get you feeling back to normal again from our partners at blackdoctor.org:
1. Embrace Those Chores
“Housework is the best way to fit in a workout without even knowing it,” says Shannon Griffiths, group fitness director for Lakeshore Athletic Club in Boulder, Colo. Scrubbing, sweeping, vacuuming … they all burn calories.
Even cooking fires up the calorie furnace, says Griffiths, especially if you’re moving around the kitchen. So put on perky music and boogie down while you bake.
“I like to use shopping as exercise, too,” says Griffiths, who maintains that the best thing about going to the mall is all the walking. “That translates into a calorie burn.”
To maximize that burn, Griffith recommends carrying your own holiday packages, then unloading them after every stop.
-Get more on these tips courtesy of hellobeautiful.com HERE