Healthy Activities to do with Friends and Family this Holiday Season

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Healthy Fun for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and, for many, that means spending time with friends and family. It is a wonderful part of the season and getting to spend some more time with those you love is always beneficial and exciting. However, during the holiday season, we tend to spend a lot of social gatherings sitting and eating.

Holiday parties, dinners, nights at restaurants,  and various other social gatherings almost all seem to involve being stationary while consuming food and drink. While this can certainly be fun, too much of it can be detrimental to your health.

That’s why, this year, why not change things up a bit?

Here are some healthy activities that you can take part in when you’re celebrating with friends and family this holiday season.

Go on a Nature Walk

The fall and winter are beautiful. Sure, the weather might be a little colder, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend the whole season inside. Bundle up, dress in layers, take some water with you (remember, it’s important to stay hydrated even in cold weather) and take in some nature.

Play a Sport

Why not gather up your friends and family for a game of hockey or football or soccer? If that’s not your cup of tea, how about skiing, skating, snowboarding or snowshoeing? There are a lot of great winter sports that you can take part in and they are all excellent ways to enjoy time with your loved ones while still staying active. Find one that works for your family or friend group and get out there! Switch it up every week to keep things exciting!

See the Sights

Many cities and towns have a variety of attractions during the holiday season, including holiday markets, skating parties, and many other different events. Do some research online or check the local papers to find out what is taking place in your neck of the woods.

You don’t even need to go to something “official” in order to have a good time. If a lot of your neighbours put up holiday decorations outside their homes, why not take a walk with the family and see what they’ve done? This is a great activity to take part in after you’ve eaten a big holiday dinner. It gives you a chance to talk with one another, enjoy the holiday spirit and work off some of the meal.

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