The holiday season is full of cheer, and fun for all. However, this season also brings 10 days of school-free children looking for entertainment. Vacation can cause even the most capable of parents to wonder how they will survive. The easiest thing is to rely on TV, movies, and snacking on holiday leftovers. Unfortunately, these habits only enable pesky holiday weight gain and inevitable boredom.
Fear not! We have compiled some great ways to stay healthy and active during your children’s winter break:
1) Hit the slopes. Lift tickets can definitely be a tad pricey. However, many ski resorts offer a free first time lesson as part of a package, and lift tickets are usually for a full day. With travel time, you’ll get a full day of: activity, fresh air, and exercise.
2) Skate around. Outdoor ice rinks offer fresh air and a great way to burn off energy and calories. Rinks are also especially beautiful under the stars. With all that skating, you and the little ones definitely earn a cup of hot chocolate to warm up!
3) Light it up. Outdoor walking light tours offer you and your family a chance to get some fresh air and exercise, all while seeing a beautiful light display.
4) Take a hike. The leaves may have fallen, but hiking is still a great way to get out and burn off some energy. Also, if you’re walking at a quick speed, the cold won’t be an issue.
5) Jump, jump around. Indoor trampoline parks may not take up the full day, however, the workout is pretty intense. This is a great way to burn some energy and have some fun!
6) Get climbing. Rock climbing gyms are becoming increasingly more popular. Often times, the first visit includes a lesson and several hours of climbing time.