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getting Active for Healthy holiday traditions

The holiday season is a time for celebration, connection, and indulgence. From scrumptious feasts to decadent desserts, it's easy to let healthy habits take a back seat during this time. But what if I told you you can enjoy the festive spirit while staying active and healthy?


It's all about creating active traditions that are integral to your holiday celebrations!


Why Active Traditions Are Awesome

Active traditions can help bring the family together for a memorable and fun experience. They encourage everyone to get moving, enjoy the great outdoors, and make lasting memories. Whether you're a family of fitness enthusiasts or just looking for a way to balance out the holiday indulgence, these traditions are for everyone.


Here are 6 Healthy holiday traditions you could try with your family and friends

  1. Family Walk or Hike: After the big meal, gather your family for a leisurely walk or a hike in a nearby park or nature reserve. It's a great way to enjoy the crisp fall air and have quality conversations.

  2. Touch Football or Other Outdoor Games: Organize a friendly game of touch football or other outdoor games like soccer, frisbee, or catch. These activities can get everyone moving and laughing.

  3. Turkey Trot or Fun Run: Many communities host Thanksgiving morning fun runs or Turkey Trots. These events often support local charities and are a wonderful way to start the day on an active note.

  4. Dance Party: Crank up the music and have a party in the living room or backyard. Dancing is always a blast.

  5. Obstacle Course: Create a backyard obstacle course with fun challenges like hopping over hurdles, crawling under tables, and running through cones. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the challenge.

  6. Scavenger Hunt: Organize a Thanksgiving-themed scavenger hunt in your neighborhood or around your home. This will get everyone moving and engaged in a playful competition.

What are you waiting for!

Incorporating active traditions into your holiday celebrations adds a healthy dimension to the festivities, creates wonderful memories, and brings the family closer together. So, get moving, have fun, and make your holidays even more vibrant and joyful!


If you and your family have started an active tradition this holiday season, share about it in the comments below! I'd love to hear about it!

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