Christmas is almost here, which means it's more important than ever that you make time to care for yourself while taking care of others. Although this time of year is supposed to make us feel joyful and happy, if we aren't intentional about it, it's easy to become overwhelmed and stressed.
That's where exercise comes in: you may feel like you don't have time this week but by dedicating just 20 minutes a day to being active is worth your time.
That's where exercise comes in: you may feel like you don't have time this week but by dedicating just 20 minutes a day to being active is worth your time and will help you:
Relieve your stress: Exercising is a great way to relieve stress and give yourself a boost of energy. By including exercise in your day, you can get back to the holiday hustle with calmness and a sense of accomplishment.
Burn those extra calories: Around this time of year, it’s easy to consume extra calories due to the festive drinks, desserts and seasonal dishes. But here’s some good news: You can have the cookie or cocktail and maintain your weight, too. Twenty minutes of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), such as the workout listed below, can help you burn off those extra calories.
Improve you mood: Exercise is a mood enhancer, releasing endorphins that leave you feeling good. Let yourself enjoy the season even more by experiencing the positive feelings that come with a good workout.
Optimize your productivity: With the demands of the holiday season, it can be easy to let the days get away from you. However, when you become intentional about your actions, you can be in the moment and get the most out of each day. Incorporate exercise into your holiday happenings and you will undoubtedly see a spike in both your productivity and focus.
This simple Holiday HIIT workout requires no equipment and little space--perfect for hotel rooms and Grandma's living room. Set your clock for 20 minutes and complete each exercise in 30 second increments for as many rounds as possible. Rest when you need to and jump back into the workout when you're ready!