From piles of parties to trimming the tree, a girl doesn’t
always have tonsa time to exercise during the holidays. Fit ‘n’ fab GL readers
shared their super easy ways to keep the cheery time of the year healthy, too.
Hint: It’s way easier than you think!
Think outside the box
“My family goes ‘letterboxing’ after we open gifts.
Letterboxes are hidden in parks all over the country (see letterboxing.org). We
get clues and search for them every year. It’s a cool way to see nearby parks
and get some exercise after a big meal.” – Lauren F., 17
“At holiday dinners, I try not to have more than two
servings. I always make sure I have bigger portions of veggies than anything
else. And I try to leave the cookies for Santa!” – Rose H., 13
Bundle up and have a blast
“I love to ice skate. I skate all year, but it seems more
special in the winter. Right before the holidays, we hand out fliers to remind
everyone to come to the ice rink. My friends and I sell hot cocoa at the
skating center and donate the money we make to a soup kitchen. It’s a good
feeling to help people out, and ice skating is really good exercise. And, when
you invite your friends, it’s loads of fun!” – Kara H., 12
It all adds up
“I like to stay active, even if it’s not a total workout.
I’ll help clean up after parties, play indoor games (like Twister!) with my
friends and volunteer to carry all the presents. Even though these non-gym
activities might seem like nothing compared to a hard-core workout, they do all
add up in the end.” – Jean L., 17
BY KATIE ABBONDANZA ON 12/17/2011 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, health, fitness, nutrition, mind/motivation, we tried it, happy holidays, advice from GL readers