Ways to Stay in Shape Over the Holidays

The holidays can be a tough time for exercisers to stay in shape.  With an abundance of food and drink, it’s hard to stick to our diets.  On top of that, many people travel to go see family which usually results in taking a break from their normal exercise routines.  Here are some easy ways to stay active over the holidays.

Go for a walk or jog. Walking or jogging are great ways to build up your aerobic endurance and burn off some of those unwanted calories.  Best of all these activities don’t require any equipment.  Try to go out and walk or run for about thirty minutes to an hour three days a week.  With the extra time off you can go to any of the great parks in New Orleans and take in the sites while exercising.

Use body weight training. If you happen to be traveling over the holidays and don’t have access to a gym you can use a simple and easy body weight workout to keep in shape.  There are a variety of exercises you can perform with no equipment.  Here’s a easy sample workout:

Perform 2 to 3 sets of each exercise, shooting for 10 to 15 repetitions 2 times a week.

Body Weight Squats

Pushups Variations


Lunges Variations


Planks Perform 2 to 3 Repetitions holding for as long as you can.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!