Little fingers break ornaments quite easily so for the next few
years our tree will remain toddler friendly :)
1. Plan an outdoor cold weather running/walking date!
Go for a frosty run/walk on the trails and take in the beautiful winter wonderland or schedule a date with your partner or friends to go for a chilly night run/walk through a subdivision or neighborhood and take in all the beautiful Christmas lights!
2. Find a candle light Ski in your area
In past years, my husband and I have rented cross country skis and gone for an evening candle light ski. Most of the trails often welcome snowshoers and hikers. It is a fun and magical event as you glide past the 500+ candles that light the snowy paths. Enjoy a bonfire at the end, although after this great workout you don’t need it for warmth. If you live in Wisconsin check
out the WI DNR sight for an event closest to you http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/getoutdoors/candlelight.html
3. Go Ice skating
Find an outdoor or indoor rink strap on your skates or rent a pair and get moving.
4. Participate in a winter 5K run/walk that gives back to those in need
There are lots of Santa/elf runs or winter fun runs that support a good cause. Use your awesome calorie burn to generate some funds for those who need it this year.
5. Go sledding
Trudging up a big hill is such a good workout (especially if you are towing a little one behind you), and what better way to reward your efforts than with an exhilarating ride down the hill!
6. Find some speed on the slopes
Rent some downhill skis or a snowboard (or use your own) and take to the hills! Even if you have never been before, most ski hills will have beginner lessons.
7. Climb to higher heights
Not a fan of the cold? Stay indoors and strengthen your body by climbing sky high at an indoor rock climbing facility.
8. Swim the day away
Find a local pool or water park and take in some family fun while getting in a great workout or enroll in an aqua aerobics class!
9. Action TV
Not in the mood to leave the house? Do sit-up, jumping jacks and stair climbers during commercials. Make a game out of it and see how many fun exercises you can incorporate!
10. Organize a neighborhood trash clean up day!
Take the family out or get a group of people together to help clean up the neighborhood. It doesn’t have to be long, or a big event, but every little bit helps right?
I hope you have found this list helpful! I would love to hear your fun ways to stay active through the holidays! Please feel free to share in the comments below.