Burn calories during holidays
“Physical activity is a good way to burn calories and can help you feel less guilty about enjoying holiday favorites,” Reames says. “Besides the benefits of burning calories, physical activity can improve your sense of well-being and help reduce your stress level.”
Reames offers several suggestions to increase physical activity during the holiday season:
•Take a walk with friends and family after holiday meals to enjoy holiday decorations in your neighborhood.
•Grab the leash and walk your dog for 15-20 minutes. Depending on how fast you both walk, you will burn 60-100 calories. Both you and your pet will enjoy getting out of the house for this invigorating activity.
•If you’re near a mall, try mall walking. Find out about special hours reserved for walkers. Do some window shopping and enjoy the decorations.
•Take time to play with your children or grandchildren. Try favorite activities such as biking, throwing a ball or shooting hoops.
•Try some different activities like line dancing or an exercise video workout.
•Join friends in a game of flag football during halftime of your favorite football game. You can burn as many as 140 calories for every 15 minutes of play compared to only 71 calories for each hour of TV game watching.
“Celebrate your holidays by spending time with family and friends,” she adds. “But plan time to get together that doesn’t revolve around food.”
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Targeting events with the most crowds, St. Charles Parish Public Schools has...
John Paul Devillier, who initially plead innocent, has changed his plea to not...
The wedding scene is dreamlike with a trellis surrounded by moss-draped oaks on the...
The goal is to put a duck call (pink or camo) and a fishing pole – anything that’s...
At age 12, Terry Gaulter’s “eyes opened to the world” when she laid hands on a...
A $1.4 million bid has been awarded to Barriere Construction Co. in Boutte to...
Over 25 Years of Quality Sales, Service and Repairs on YAMAHA, MERCURY, EVINRUDE and JOHNSON Motors.
Landowner cancels plans for controversial lake in Bayou Gauche - 1538 views
Bayou Gauche community residents had barraged the St. Charles Parish Planning Commission with questions, a town meeting was scheduled to address them and then landowner Cecil Sumners withdrew his permit application Tuesday for the lake that drew all this attention.