The holiday season is around the corner; traditionally, it’s a family get-togethers session. Beyond that, there will be family parties, and you cannot stop eating all the foods served.
After celebrations, you might feel frustrated for not taking care of your calories due to sudden weight gain. Plus, losing weight is not as easy as you think; you become easily agitated and don’t want to go straight to extreme workout routines. But don’t give up; you still have a chance to change by doing some simple exercises. Here are some activities that we suggest you do:
To make it simple, yoga is a mind and body practice. Yoga combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. Not only can it help you in reducing weight, but it also can help you to breathe correctly, become calmer and can tone up your muscles.
If you want easy, relaxing, peaceful exercise, try swimming instead. Swimming is a low-impact exercise, and swimming is an efficient calorie burner. Not only that, swimming can turn you into a calorie-burning machine! Swimming will burn around 425 calories per hour at a moderate level, increasing to about 720 at a higher pace.
Dancing provides several health advantages, including weight loss, like most aerobic or cardio exercises. Dancing not only helps you lose weight but also makes your muscles stronger. You can burn fat and tone your muscles by adding lean muscle mass.
Do your house chores
If you’re bored with ‘traditional’ workout routines such as doing planks and sit-ups, no worries, routine household chores will work too. Plus, you can get organised and burn calories at the same time. You can vacuum the house, wash the dishes or sweep the house. If you have a backyard garden, you can try to do gardening instead.
In conclusion, it’s not hard to stay healthy after the holiday; you can burn calories as efficiently as doing your regular house chores. You can start with these low-impact exercises before you are ready to increase the intensity with other types of exercise. Don’t be hard on yourself and keep consistent.
- Bharati, Y. (2021, January 2). 6 best exercises that can help you reduce holiday weight quickly. GQ India. https://www.gqindia.com/live-well/content/6-best-exercises-that-can-help-you-reduce-holiday-weight-quickly
- Hersh, E. (2020, December 4). Can You Lose Weight with Dancing? Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/dancing-to-lose-weight
- Running and jogging – health benefits. (n.d.). Better Health Channel. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/running-and-jogging-health-benefits