There are many reasons why it can be a good idea to exercise on Christmas Day morning or any other day this holiday season.
For instance, i’ve been exercising on the morning of the 25th for over 20 years and many of my clients have been for years now too.
We all feel better for it and haven’t gone back!
Of course it can be taken as a rest day or for those of us that perceive training as a chore could use it as an excuse to not exercise but that’s not the point here…
Lets take Christmas day as an example and why just 20 minutes of the right physical training can make all the difference and help you enjoy the rest of your day far more than you usually would without it:
- Can help improve hormone health for the day helping you feel in a sharper mood and better overall well-being.
- Can help improve mental health and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression (high during the holidays).
- Can improve sleep quality for the night ahead.
- Can increase energy levels for the rest of the day.
All of these things can significantly enhance your holiday experience, including for those around you.
It’s important to remember that the benefits of exercise are cumulative, so it’s best to make it a regular part of your routine during the holidays to get most of the benefits.
Depending on what you like, it doesn’t matter if its aspects of Brazilian jujitsu, tennis, weight training, yoga or Tai Chi…hell, just go on the punch bag for 20 minutes! Just move.
If you’re new to exercise or haven’t been active in a while, going for a morning walk can be enough.
It’s also important to listen to your body and not push yourself too hard, especially if you’re drinking and eating excessively.