12 days of activity for the holidays

Active Comox Valley compiles guide to help avoid the holiday bulge

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle over the holidays can be challenging.

To help you stay active this holiday season, Active Comox Valley has taken inspiration from “The 12 Days of Christmas” to compile this guide to 12 days of physical activity:

Day 1: Take a trip down to Goose Spit and storm watch while breathing the fresh air! Truly breathtaking!

Day 2: After dinner go out for a walk in your neighbourhood and see the Christmas lights. Fresh air is a great way to help your food settle and clear your head before bed.

Day 3: Dance to your favourite holiday songs. Or borrow Active Comox Valleys Wii and Just Dance your way to better health.

Day 4: Set up an indoor volleyball court, with a string and two chairs. Use a balloon instead of a ball and sit instead of stand.

Day 5: Have an indoor campout. Build a fort with blankets and sheets and have a picnic. Don’t forget the hot chocolate and a deck of cards for a game of Fish.

Day 6: Borrow Active Comox Valley’s Wii and play just dance with your kids.

Day 7: Create your own Winter Olympics and have you and the kids participate in various events.  A hockey shoot indoors, a burpee contest,  who can stack the most marshmallows before it falls over, create your own snowballs from white socks (roll them up) and have an indoor snowball target throw.

Day 8: Visit a playground. Try resistance training at your local community park. Aside from playing with your kids, there are lots of ways to use the equipment for your own workout.

Day 9: Take a dip at the local pool. Take the family for a fun afternoon swimming . Check out the holidays swim schedule for the CVRD’s pools.

Day 10: Unleash your inner child. There are no age limits for snowman or snow fort building, ice skating (indoors or out), sledding or friendly snowball fights. Visit Mount Washington for your own winter playground.

Day 11: Embrace your Canadianism. Be inspired by our nation’s favourite sport. Gather the hockey sticks, grab a tennis ball, and head to the alley (or outdoor rink) for a good ol’ game of hockey!

Day 12: Sleep peacefully. Regular physical activity improves sleep. And with all the activities you’ve been doing the last 11 days, you’ll be sure to have a restful end to your 12 days of holiday activity.

 

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