Christmas Day is a strange combination of being very busy and very idle. You may not be able to fit in a typical workout, but it isn't impossible for you to sneak in ten minutes here and there. Even if all you can find is a single ten minute break, you have enough time to move around.
Sure, you might be thinking that because it's Christmas, you have the opportunity to take the day off. You could do that if you truly wanted to. However, it's important to note that getting up and moving around a little bit at least once, if not a few times during the day can be a very good idea.
For one thing, you'll be eating a lot of food that likely wouldn't be considered to be all that healthy or weight control friendly. That said, it is also great for your energy levels and your mental health, for that matter.
If you feel yourself being drained of energy on Christmas Day, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to do a quick workout. It will get your blood flowing, your respiration going, and it will start to make you feel more alert and alive. You'll be ready to face whatever the day has in store. If you do a quick workout every time you can feel your energy waning, you'll stay on top of all the day's festivities and fun.
At the same time, these workouts will help your brain and body to produce more natural chemicals that help to keep you calm and better cope with the stresses that can come with such a busy and important day.
Here is a great 10 minute workout to fit into your Christmas Day. You don't need any special equipment to do them, and a timer is all you require to make sure you keep to the right length for each exercise.
Do the following moves for 20 seconds at a time, with 10 second rests in between. Do them for a total of two minutes each:
- Mountain Climbers
Do the following moves for one minute each, resting for 10 seconds before starting the same move or moving on to the next exercise.
- Wall sits
- Side Leg Raises (one minute each side)
- Warrior 2 (one minute each side)
After you've completed all these moves, you'll have a ten minute workout behind you, and a more positive and energized Christmas Day ahead of you.