The Holiday Season Can Be Stress And Exhausting
And staying active can be the last thing we want to do make time for.
But we have to keep moving to stay well.
We all know that exercise is important.
It has a positive effect on cardiovascular function, creates endorphin’s that make us feel happy, to combat seasonal affective disorder, and is necessary to maintain our ideal bodies. We also know that the winter months and Holiday season can derail any efforts we have made in the year prior in keeping a movement regiment intact.
Just a quick reminder for you
This time of year is stressful on our minds, our bodies, our immune systems, and our self-control. Keeping on track is crucial.
Getting in the minimum of 150 minutes a week of exercise will help to boost your immune system, help to fortify your goal setting for upcoming resolutions, (which after reading this WILL NOT be “Get back on track January 1), help with sleep and recovery, and will fill you full of feel good endorphin’s.
Not sure how to get moving?
Come to Thrive!
This month at thrive we offer two yoga classes a week from 630-730 pm
These times done work with your schedule?
You are in luck!
Also located in Boise:
And so many more.
Get out there and get your yoga on.
Yoga not your Jam?
So many group fitness classes around town
Gyms like Axiom and Idaho Fitness Factory and even the YMCA offer a plethora of group classes.
“I have family in town and don’t have time to get to a class”
GO ON A WALK.
Whether it’s a trail, the green belt, around the neighborhood. Get everyone bundled, bring some tea or cocoa and enjoy each other while you move.
Don’t want to spend any money? Looking for free endorphins?
You live In Idaho GET OUTSIDE!
Your state boasts the ability to bike, hike, climb, board, ski, paddle, run, walk, whatever your choice of outdoor activity, chances are you can do it here. The other upside is there are outdoor activities year-round.
The simplest solution is to get out on the trails. Check out the ridge to rivers website https://www.ridgetorivers.org/ for trail maps and ideas. Bring your dog, he will repay you in love and tail wags. Put your cat on a leash and bring her too. It will be an adventure.
Trails have snow?
Build a snow man, Slap on your snow shoes, pull out your sled, or head up to Bogus Basin, Tamarack, or Brundage
Don’t see an option on this rather extensive list (complete with links) of things you can do to get yourself moving remember you can always:
Pull out your yoga mat at home, spend 30 minutes on your mat listening to what your body needs, throw on a beach body, P 90x, or Tony Little video, whatever tickles your fancy, Chase your kids around the house for 20 minutes, break a sweat cleaning your house, watch your favorite show and do jumping jacks, squats and crunches during the commercials, literally the possibilities are endless.
The moral of this story is simple.
Want to feel strong, balanced, grounded, happy, rested and well during the holiday and winter season?
Then get moving!