12 Days of Fitmas: Fitness and Lifestyle Challenge


‘Tis the season of joy, celebration… and eating. The holidays center around gatherings (through Zoom and Facetime this year) but with the temperatures dropping, and the rich food we all indulge in, the average American gains 5 lbs during this time. To stay on top of your health this season, we have outlined a fun- and easy- “Fitmas” fitness and lifestyle challenge to get you geared up and ready to hit the New Year running and start implementing easy lifestyle changes this month!

  • Day 6 – Tell a friend or family member how much you appreciate them: Covid- 19 has restricted the ability to see so many beloved family members and friends. To maintain your relationships, let others know how much you appreciate them. Doing so will put a smile on both of your faces. Challenge yourself to call or text a friend or family member each day for the next 6 days!
  • Day 9 – Get up and move after each hour of sitting: During Covid-19, it’s likely that your work environment has consisted of sitting in a small space for long periods of time. Prolonged sitting can lead to negative health effects, which can be reversed by getting in some form of movement every hour, even if it’s only for 2 minutes. Whether it’s jumping jacks, pushups, or just walking around your home, challenge yourself to incorporate some activity into your work day. 
  • Day 10 – Cook a new, healthy recipe: Sometimes eating healthy can feel boring. To keep yourself motivated to maintain a healthy diet, cook a new, healthy recipe. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, incorporate different fruits or vegetables and festive flavors. If you’re short on time, search for simple recipes that require little preparation and cooking time, and challenge yourself to do so for the next 3 days. 
  • Day 12 – Push yourself in a workout: As a final challenge, we ask you to push yourself in a workout. This will look different for everyone, whether it be increasing the speed, distance, reps, or weight of a workout. Go outside your comfort zone, and push yourself to achieve a new personal record. Doing so will be a rewarding end to your 12 day challenge! 

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