The holiday season is approaching which often means a busier schedule. From planning family meals to cleaning or decorating, when our schedules pick up, it is easy to skip one thing that we all need, physical activity! Below are four ways to move more during this holiday season.
1. Dance Party
Play your favorite holiday music and share your favorite dance moves while cleaning, decorating, cooking, or putting the finishing touches on the house. Make it a dance contest and see who has the best dance moves in the house!
2. Walk Around
Walk around the neighborhood with family and friends and enjoy the different holiday decorations. Additionally, bring together a group for a community holiday themed run or walk. Many communities offer several distances for all ages and skill levels.
3. Create Your Own Obstacle Course
Plan out a holiday obstacle course for the whole family and neighbors to enjoy. All ages can be included. This activity provides a fun opportunity to meet new neighbors and connect with old ones.
4. Flag Football
Instead of sitting and watching a football game, become part of one! Take the game outdoors by playing flag football. Assemble teams in creative ways like ‘boys vs girls,’ or ‘kids vs adults!’ Add to the competition, losing team does the dinner dishes!
Remember to include physical activity during your holiday celebrations. Whether it is badminton, horseshoes, a cornhole game, croquet, or a game you create on your own, you will be surprised how much fun it can be!