Saturday, 30 October 2010
Halloween is a fun time, but can also turn into an all out gorge fest and booze extravaganza if not careful. There truly are some things you can do during this year's Halloween to help prevent weight gain.
Now, obviously this isn't the same as actually having a cardio workout or weight training one, but, little steps like this WHILE keeping control over junk and alcohol will help.
One thing you can do, is walk as much as possible. Go with your kids trick or treating. Or, for every piece of candy that you eat, walk a half of a mile. Work for that candy like you would have as a kid.
As Usher would say, "So dance dance like it's the last, last night of your life..." If there's a party and you're there. Dance. Don't be ashamed. It will make you feel better later.
Go to the Halloween parade. Standing burns calories and parades are so fun!
Clean your house like crazy for Halloween guests or just to prepare for trick or treaters. Um, despite how little you crack that door open, people can still get a glimpse inside your house. Don't want to scare them away that way!
Mingle. Walk and talk the night away. Not only will you meet new people (and get costume ideas for next year) you'll be sizzling off some of those calories from that Twix bar.
If you're going to just chill at home and watch some scary movies, do exercises while watching. Make a game out of it instead of with drinks. Every time Jamie Lee Curtis screams do a push up. Every time a teenager gets axed, do a crunch. Etc, etc.
Hope this helps and of course watch what you eat and drink. That candy will be available all year long so no need to finish it all in one night!
What will you be doing for Halloween? How do you think you can burn calories while celebrating Halloween? Do you have a plan of attack for holidays/special events?