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Moving Through The Holidays

For many of us, the winter holidays are a time of traveling, visiting friends or family, and busy social schedules. Amidst all of this, it’s easy to fall out of our usual workout habits. Don’t wait until the new year to recommit to exercise — keep moving through the holidays!

Out Of Your Element

If you’re away from home or off your usual schedule, your workout routine often take the biggest hit. How do you keep exercising when you don’t have your usual equipment handy, or you’re used to doing your workouts at a specific time and place? Now is a time to get creative and get in a workout when you can with what you have! As with so many things, scheduling a specific time for your workout is key. Make a game plan ahead of time to set yourself up for success.

If you’re a yogi, look for online classes or find a local studio in your travel destination you’d love to try. A quick Google search will show you nearby CrossFit or other functional fitness gyms. If you’re a runner, check out the weather and local routes before you go. Walking is a great way to explore a new place — even better if you can bring along a pet or a friend!

Get To Work!

You don’t need a gym or equipment to work up a sweat. Try this quick 15 minute full body workout that requires minimal space and no equipment other than athletic shoes. Bring it with you wherever this holiday season takes you! As always – please consult your physician before embarking on a new exercise program and don’t exercise through pain.

Jumping Jacks 30 seconds
15 Air squats
Plank 30 seconds

90 seconds rest

High Knees 30 seconds
Reverse Lunges 8x per side
Side planks 20 seconds per side

90 seconds rest

Squat Jump 30 seconds
Lunge to high step 8x per side
10 Push ups

Just Do Something

Moving through the holidays can certainly be a challenge, given space and equipment, and the uncertainties with schedules. But it doesn’t need to be elaborate or incredibly time consuming.

Hana Goldstone, DPT
Physical Therapist

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