Top 3 Workouts To Do on Christmas Day

It’s no secret that everyone indulges on Christmas Day. The real secret is how to look and feel your best despite the big holiday meal coming your way. Mio now has the answer you’ve been waiting for. The best thing you can do for yourself on Christmas is exercise.

What types of exercise are best when preparing for a hefty meal? If you choose the wrong type, it can actually increase your appetite, which may lead you to overindulging in the sugar-rich carbs served at Christmas dinner.

On Christmas Day, you want to avoid high intensity weight lifting, that leaves you feeling hungrier, and focus on moderate-intensity cardio.

We’ve compiled a list of our top 3 Christmas Day workouts, that will get your heart rate pumping, and leave you feeling energized, not starved.

 

1. Snowshoeing or Cross-Country Skiing


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Heading out on a snowshoe trip is a fantastic way to spend time with your family, get into the Christmas spirit and get in a couple hours of cardio.

Looking for something more intense? Try cross-country skiing. The occasional steep hill is guaranteed to get your heart rate pumping and the use of your arms makes cross-country skiing a better full body workout than going for a run.

Can’t find any snow? A two to three-hour hike is the perfect substitute.

 

2. Spin Class


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If you sign-up for a spin class a couple days before, you will be fully committed to the workout on Christmas Day. Spin classes are a great example of moderate-intensity cardio that will keep you working hard for the entire hour. It’s also an indoor workout so you don’t have to worry about braving the winter weather.

If you want to try a spinning workout on your own, check out this Endurance Spinning Workout.

 

3. Body Weight Cardio


Grab a workout buddy and try out this 30 minute Tabata workout. It’s 45 seconds of activity, with a 15-second break in between for 4 rounds. It can also be done as an at-home workout if you’re not willing to brave the cold or your gym is closed on Christmas.

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Try using a fitness tracker, like the Mio FUSE, to make sure you are reaching your heart rate target and maximizing the effectiveness of your workout.
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