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Being Active for Better Relaxation During the Holidays!

Christmas is quickly approaching, and for many of you this will be the best opportunity to rest. However, instead of picturing rest as a synonym with happy feasts and naps by the fireplace, I have something else to suggest you in order to relax in a different manner and increase the benefits you get out of it.

Physical activities to relax!

Plan active trips

For many, Christmas vacations are the best opportunity to finally be able to relax after a year loaded with pressure and obligations. Why not take advantage of this time to clear your mind by planning outdoor activities? Take the initiative and others will follow, I promise you this. The logs will still be in the fireplace when you get back!

Some activities ideas:

  • Taking walks: Whether in the morning before breakfast or after supper, this family-friendly activity is available to all in addition to being very relaxing.
  • Ice-skating: Take your skates out of the dust, and find out about places available for skating. Some cities even have trails dedicated to skating. This activity can be performed by skaters of all levels.
  • Hockey: Your kids want to play hockey, but you don’t know how to skate? No problem. Go along with them and take a breath of fresh air, even if you can only walk around the sports facilities. And for those of you who do know how to play hockey, make a comeback and show them what you’re made of.
  • Cross-country skiing/alpine skiing/snowboarding: For board sports enthusiasts, allow yourself at least one day to practice your sport.
  • Simply playing in the snow: Building an igloo, making a snowman contest, sledging, all ideas are good, at any age. Be young at heart by allowing your child’s heart to express!

You are hosting during the Holidays?

Use this opportunity to make a complete cleanup of your house. Even if it is not the most exciting activity in the world, it will at least have the merit of making you spend energy. A good way to combine the useful with… the useful! Ideal for burning calories during a day or two, all the while making progress on your preparations for the Holidays.

By integrating these activities in your Holidays, you will be invigorated and fully prepared to attack the coming year with strength!

Don’t hesitate to share with us your ideas and experiences for being more active during the coming weeks.

I wish you happy Holidays, and I hope that your year 2014 will be as active as possible! 🙂

See you soon!

Xavier Jutras

Holder of a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the Université Laval, Xavier has decided to join the ranks of Nautilus Plus during the winter of 2012 to share his passion about training and sports in general. In sports, he has tried it all (soccer, tennis, dek-hockey, hockey, mountain biking, running, crossfit, etc.), so we could say he qualifies as a hyperactive person. That being said, between two sports, he particularly enjoys writing. Philosopher and blogger in his spare time, he gave himself the mission of selling you physical activity as the (sometimes unsuspected) solution to many of your questions and problems. With a very pragmatic approach, he will know how to guide you through the steps that will lead you to succeed in what should be one of the most important projects of your life: your own well-being. His motto: A healthy body leads to a healthy mind.

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