We all look forward the holiday season! Spending time at family celebrations and parties with friends. You may already be spending time baking Christmas cookies together or watching the traditional family Christmas movies and eating popcorn. This year start a few traditions that will get you and your loved ones moving! Here are a few ideas on how to spend active quality time with your family this holiday season.
Give back to a charity
Check the internet or newspaper and find a local charity run and or walk. There are so many organized races and runs in the winter. Look for your local Reindeer Run and sign up with friends and family. Wear a Santa hat and some jingle bells at the starting line to be especially festive! The energy and crowd along with your family and friends will be inspiring and motivating.
Enjoy a family walk
Instead of a traditional workout, schedule a family walk to look at holiday decorations around the neighborhood. Family bonding time meets calorie burn. Pre or post-dinner, walking is a welcome way to spend time with loved ones while enjoying the weather and staying off the couch.
Go Christmas caroling
Enjoy some fun quality family time while you get into the holiday spirit caroling in your neighborhood.
Play like a kid again
Challenge the kids to a fun snowball fight or head to your local ice skating rink.
Shop til you drop
Don’t forget that holiday shopping burns calories! Park far away from the mall or store and get in some extra steps and skip the escalators and elevators and go for the stairs. If you have one, wear a pedometer, you may be surprised at how many steps you get in on your power-shopping trip.
Make a new tradition of cutting down your family Christmas tree
Go on a Christmas tree hunt with your family. Visit a local Christmas tree farm and hike around in the snow and find your family’s perfect tree.
What new holiday traditions will you start this year?
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