Staying Fit Over The Holidays

Denise Austin
by Denise Austin | 
With the holidays coming up, it can be difficult to find balance between cooking, hosting, gift buying, attending parties and all the other fun things this time of year brings! But the best way to truly enjoy yourself - and help to stay healthy - is to get in some exercise every day. Consistent exercise will help to bolster your immune system so you can attend those parties and have fun, will help you stave off weight gain so you can indulge in delicious holiday treats, and will give you the energy and stamina to get through it all with a smile on your face!

These fitness tips will work whether you are at home or traveling this holiday season - and if you want to take it a step further and get access to all my workout videos, healthy recipes and motivation from me, join for only $65 for the whole year with my Pre Black Friday Sale! Use promo code EARLY30 and you'll get access to 10-, 20- and 30-minute workouts, many of which you can do anywhere, anytime - some with no equipment! I even have standing workouts that you can do in the privacy of your hotel or guest room with limited space, so you can stick with your healthy workout plan no matter where you are. 

Try these fun 5-, 10- and 15-minute workout ideas this holiday so you look and feel amazing all winter long!

5-Minute and Under Workouts

-Commit to getting up every day and doing 5 minutes of stretching - it will help get your blood flowing and give you an extra energy boost. Also wind down the day before bed with 5 minutes of PM stretches, to help calm you down.

-Mid-day, take a 3-minute break and do one of my 3-Minute Toner workouts! These are quick and effective, and every bit counts!

10-15 Minute Workouts

-As you are cooking, walk in place or around the kitchen for 10 minutes.

-Walk up and down your stairs for 10 minutes.

-Grab a family member and dance around your living room for 10 minutes!

20-30 Minute Workouts

-Go for a brisk walk around your neighborhood - aim to be out of breath for the best pace.

-Do an ab workout like one of my Pilates or yoga workouts to help keep your back strong and healthy - and tone up your mid-section at the same time!

-Try a total-body workout that focuses on the upper body, mid-section, and lower body so you really burn calories and fat - you will go into holiday parties looking and feeling amazing!

At least 20-30 minutes is the sweet spot when it comes to heart health and getting the most out of your exercise routine, and my app has hundreds of workouts for you to try out - and right now save with my Pre Black Friday sale! Use promo code EARLY30 to save 30% and you will have access to all types of workouts, plus an amazing array of recipes - including holiday recipes! 

Happy holidays everyone! 

Let's live FIT, HAPPY and HEALTHY - together!