As the holiday season begins it’s important for us all to stay active, especially since we tend to overindulge with Halloween candy, Thanksgiving leftovers, and Christmas cookies, just to name a few! Holiday travel can also make it seem impossible to fit in time to be active. Below we have compiled 8 ways to help you stay active during the holiday season!

 

1. Gather up the family and take a hike! AllTrails.com is a great site to help you find trails and parks near you! Throw a couple snacks and water bottles into a backpack and you are good to go!

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2. Play a game….outside! What’s better than a friendly game of kickball or flag football with family and friends to keep you moving and having a blast at the same time.

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3. Mall walking. Is it freezing where you live? Why not mall walk? Since it’s the holiday season you are probably in the market for a few gifts for friends and family, so what better way to reach your step goal.

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4. Create a scavenger hunt! What is more fun than doing a scavenger hunt? Seriously? Get creative and learn how to create an awesome scavenger hunt here.

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5. Walk your dog (or a friend’s dog) in the beautiful fall weather. Try a new route,  park or neighborhood to explore. Your pet will thank you!

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6. Winter sports! Head to your local ice skating rink or hit the slopes for snowboarding, skiing and sledding.

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7. Run a race….or start training for one! It’s as easy as downloading an app like Couch to 5K.

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8. Rather stay inside? Play an interactive video game or workout with YouTube! Here are a couple favorite workouts here (cardio workout) and  here (aerobic dance workout).

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