Winter can be a hard season to get yourself to go the gym or to a workout class. The days are shorter, the weather is colder, and it is just darn right hard to get yourself unbundled from your warm cozy clothes. Well, one of the best things about winter is the array of festive active things that you can do that are super fun, but also burning the same amount of calories as if you were at the gym. Some ideas include: iceskating, snowboarding or skiing, snowball fights, building snowmen, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. And if you don’t any snow where you live, then go on wonderful hike or walk! These are all some great fun things to do, but they also give you a killer workout for your day! For Day 20 of the Type Happy Holiday Challenge, let’s get out of the house today and do one of your favorite winter exercises and bring your family & friends along for the excitement! Personally, my favorite thing to do every year is snowboarding! Did you know with just 30 minutes of skiing, you can burn up to 300 calories?! Wow!
One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is look at the neighborhood holiday lights and decorations. Day 11 for the Type Happy Challenge is to run, walk, bike, rollerblade, or any form of active movement through your neighborhood to look at the lights. This is a great, fun workout that doesn’t even seem like you are doing any work. I biked six miles around my neighborhood looking at some extremely festive houses! This picture was one of my favorite houses that I saw today, they went above and beyond anything that I have seen! Keep in mind, for me, long endurance activities put me personally more at risk for getting a low, so just be aware with your body. Make sure to bring a buddy, use the buddy system, and bring that emergency glucose. Safety first!
Now go find your favorite house!