Just because you’re home for the holidays, it doesn’t mean you have to spend the whole time watching television or playing video games (although, Kidzworld recommends setting aside plenty of time to do both those things). It’s also important that you spend some time exercising, especially since you’ll probably be eating a lot of junk food. Check out these ideas for staying in shape over the holidays.
Join sports teams
Teens that are athletically talented but not currently on a high school or club sports team should consider joining an athletic team.
Teenagers who are not interested in team sports may prefer a class offered through the YMCA or local community center. Teens can learn how to do yoga or Pilates or even take a dance class. These classes provide accountability and an opportunity to discover hidden talents.
Work out with friends
Many teenagers would love to have someone to work out with but may be too shy or embarrassed to find someone to exercise with. Ask one of your friends or people in your classes if they want to start exercising with you. You will not only develop a deeper bond but also hold each other accountable to reach your exercise goals.
Join a gym
Many gyms offer student or youth memberships. Join a gym, take advantage of free sessions with personal trainers and attend fitness classes. Student memberships typically offer full benefits at a lowered cost.