CREATIVE FITNESS FOR "THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

Susan Meredith Fitness Enterprises, LLC

CREATIVE FITNESS FOR "THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

"We all love the holiday season, but, health-wise, it can be a real pitfall," says Sue Meredith, a certified personal trainer. "We consume far too much caloric and fattening food and don't burn it off afterwards. No wonder many of us carry the extra weight into the New Year and, if we are not careful, into following years as well."

If you are one of those people who just can't find the time - or motivation - to work out during the holidays, try to find other ways to sneak in some physical activity into your day, Meredith suggests.

"Ask yourself how you can include at least some exercise in your schedule, even if it is not your usual fitness routine," she says. "While regular and continuous physical activity is the most beneficial for health and weight control, a little bit of movement is still better than none at all."

So what can you do to stay on track for the rest of the holiday season? "Get creative, think out of the box, and get into the festive spirit," Meredith says. "The more enjoyable your mini-workout is the more benefit you'll get from it."
You can schedule a 30 minute live online session with Sue or she can design a custom workout tailored to your goals.

For example:

Rock around the Christmas tree (or Hanukkah bush): Okay, so it doesn't have to involve the tree, but dancing while you do your household chores is certainly better than not moving at all. "You'll be in motion, get your heart rate up, and work muscles throughout your body," Meredith notes. "So put 'Jingle Bell Rock' on your iPod and start moving and shaking!"

Deck the halls: Whether you spruce up your house with the boughs of holly, tinsel, or garlands, reaching up high to hang the decorations is a great stretching exercise, which will elongate several muscle groups, relieve tightness, improve circulation, and increase joint flexibility.

Over the river and through the woods: If you don't feel like doing your usual workout, consider a brisk walk instead. It will energize you, lower you risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes, and keep your weight in check at the same time.

"There are many chances to stay fit even during this busy time," Meredith points out. "It's just a matter of seizing every opportunity that presents itself - even if it doesn't fit into the category of conventional exercise."

You can schedule a 30 minute live online session with Sue or she can design a custom workout tailored to your goals.


About Susan Meredith Fitness Enterprises, LLC.

Sue Meredith is a NESTA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and NESTA Certified Adventure Boot Camp Instructor. She also holds Certifications in Biomechanics, and Functional Training. Sue has been personal training and coaching since 2009. She can be contacted at getfit@SueMeredith.com or (239) 220-2269 to discuss training goals and for media interviews on a wide range of topics related to health, wellness and fitness.