The holiday season brings us a lot of joy, but preparing for it frequently leaves us feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. To avoid this, it’s best you keep exercising a part of your schedule.
Research suggests that some 62% of people pause their exercise routine during holidays, while 20% start drinking more alcohol. It makes the stress of preparation and social demands around holidays creep on us and make the entire situation unbearable.
Since it’s unrealistic to expect people to have workouts in their holiday schedules, experts recommend implementing exercise segments into everyday holiday-related activities.
For example, you can do calf raises while you’re spending time in the kitchen preparing food or even counter push-ups while you’re waiting for the oven to heat up. Doing these will reduce the boredom of waiting, and you won’t feel like you’re missing out on holiday activities for working out.
Glute stretches while sitting at a table or ab pulses will go unnoticed by others. You can do them whenever you feel there’s a minute or two of time you’re not engaged in conversation.
However, since these are all done in an environment that’s not adapted for working out, you need to be very careful when it comes to safety. Doing any kind of workout in a kitchen or bathroom can be unsafe, so extra precaution is advised.