A Fall Fitness Routine Can Help with the Holidays

Once again, the holiday season is fast approaching. While many of us look forward to the fun family get-togethers, some of us are not looking forward to packing on the pounds or the maintenance and busyness that comes along with holiday decorating, house cleaning, meal preparation and shopping. The list can go on and on.

How can you protect yourself against all that the holidays bring? Start a fall fitness program to get yourself in the habit of being healthy before the whirlwind of it all begins! Here are 5 workout tips to not only help you prevent weight gain, but also protect your body from possible injury.

Lunges

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Lunges are a great way to work all the major muscles of the hips, glutes and thighs.

Jump Rope

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Jumping rope is an easy and quick exercise that burns lots of calories and is good for the heart.

 Running

Running, wether inside on a treadmill or outside, has great short term and long term benefits.

Running, whether inside on a treadmill or outside, has great short-term and long-term benefits.

Crunches

Doing crunches is a great way to strengthen your core muscles which also helps your back.

Doing crunches is a great way to strengthen your core muscles, which also helps your back. 

Cycling

Cycling is a great way to build stamina, burn calories, improve heart health and much more.

Cycling is a great way to build stamina, burn calories, improve heart health, and much more.

These are some great tips for protecting your body from holiday damages. As for protecting you against family members who might outstay their welcome, well that’s a whole other blog. Make a plan for yourself to get fit and stay fit this year and you can have a positive outlook on the upcoming months. The New Year will be here before you know it!

If you need help in a specific area or want an expert opinion, give us a call at Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic, 251-410-3600, or visit us at www.alortho.com.

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