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Healthy Holiday Traditions

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 12/21/18 3:05 PM

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The holiday season is here and that means that it is time to dust off the old holiday traditions and get in the spirit of the season. Unfortunately, many of our holiday traditions can fall back on some unhealthy tendencies. That doesn’t mean that your holiday traditions have to be unhealthy, they can actually be full of fun activities that will easily keep your family active and moving. Everything from incorporating a festive outdoor activity to some simple shifts in your cooking and baking can make your holidays much healthier. If you would like to learn more about nutrition tips and other fun ways to keep your holidays healthy, come into your local Five Seasons Family Sports Club today.

Outdoor Activities

A great way to ensure that you are getting some fun and easy exercise in during the holidays is by incorporating it into your family’s traditions. If you live in a snowy area, you can go sledding with your family, or incorporate a fun outing to the ice skating rink. These small little activities may seem trivial, but you can easily burn hundreds of calories simply by romping around in the snow and having fun with your family. If you have a more competitive family, you could always try a Christmas family jog. You can even break out the big guns and throw together an impromptu snowball fight, equipped with full snow forts and snowball making stations. The possibilities are endless, simply think about what your family enjoys to do and integrate it into your holiday traditions!

Healthy Baking and Cooking

One of the biggest sources of unnecessary calories during the holiday season comes from the food, cookies, and desserts that come with the season. Maybe your grandma makes delicious cookies that you just can’t resist, or maybe you love baking those delicious cookies with your kids, and that is all good and well! It is the holidays after all and you should enjoy yourself! However, with just a few simple tweaks, you can easily make your food much healthier without losing any of its delicious flavor. Instead of a holiday ham, try a delicious holiday turkey! When those dessert cravings kick in, try substituting some of your traditionally fattening ingredients for something a bit healthier. Chances are, your family won’t even notice and you will feel much healthier through the whole season!

Deck the Halls

Decorating the house doesn’t have to be an isolating experience. In fact, by making decorating a family tradition, you can create a magical experience for your whole family that easily keeps everyone active. If you are going to get your kids involved, give them some fun jobs to do while you tackle those jobs that require getting up on a ladder. You will be amazed how happy your whole family is while spreading the joy of the season.

You can easily make your holiday traditions healthy and fun by adding these simple and fun ideas into your holiday plans. If you are looking to stay healthy this holiday season, come into Five Seasons today to meet with one of our trainers or nutritionists! Happy holidays from all of us at Five Seasons!

Topics: Healthy Living

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