Chino, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2011
Everyone knows the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Yet, instead of wishing for a partridge in a pear tree or five golden rings, most Californians are wishing to improve their health and lose weight in the New Year. In “The Twelve Days of Chino Hills Fitness,” certified trainer Alejandra Font offers helpful ways to ensure a happy and healthy holiday season.
1st Day of Christmas: Write out a schedule for Chino Hills fitness, including not only days but also times. Once it’s on the calendar, it’s pretty much set in stone. Aim for a Monday / Wednesday / Friday or a Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday type of routine to allow for rest and recovery.
2nd Day of Christmas: Learn to love yoga. Deep breathing and stretching can be a powerful way to condition the body. Some people feel it’s a slower and more relaxing way to burn calories and center themselves.
3rd Day of Christmas: Enjoy the outdoors. Just because the snow is flying doesn’t mean one can’t love the peacefulness and the quietude of a winter day. Taking the dog out for a walk is a great way to enjoy the season.
4th Day of Christmas: As the saying goes, “Shop til you drop.” At minimum, a solid six hour Christmas shopping adventure could burn 600 calories if shoppers are just senselessly meandering through the aisles. Add on a little bending / lifting, cart pushing and aggressive outdoor mall walking and shoppers can expect to burn up to 1,500 on this same trip.
5th Day of Christmas: Eat different colored fruits and vegetables every day. Different colored fruits and veggies carry different nutritional properties, so nutritionists at The Camp Chino Hills Boot Camp tell people to eat “a rainbow of colors” for optimal health.
6th Day of Christmas: Add interval training to a busy day. People don’t always have 60 minutes to exercise each day, but studies show that even 20 minutes of heightened heart rate can provide the same physical health benefits if high intensity interval training is done.
7th Day of Christmas: Snack, but make it a healthy one. A quarter cup of nuts is one of the best snacks a person can have. Practice combining a complex carb with a protein. A tablespoon of peanut butter on a piece of whole wheat toast is great! Another great option is a piece of low-fat cheese and a few wheat crackers.
8th Day of Christmas: Head to the mountains for a weekend of wintry fun. Build snowmen, cross country ski, go sledding, and shiver away the calories.
9th Day of Christmas: Look up motivational fitness quotes. Sometimes the right words are all the motivation one needs to climb into workout clothes and get moving.
10th Day of Christmas: Make new workout playlists. Pandora and Grooveshark can be great tools for locating new music and building a really rocking playlist that inspires.
11th Day of Christmas: Consider fitness-friendly gifts for friends and family this holiday season. Fitness exercise balls, weights, gym certificates, yoga mats and new workout clothes make thoughtful presents.
12th Day of Christmas: Try a Chino Hills fitness boot camp with friends. The Camp is offering a free consultation and one-week trial! Come see how local Chino Hills residents are dropping 10-40 pounds in the first few months by help of best Chino Hills Personal Trainer.