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How to Lean on Exercise for Holiday Stress Relief

Nothing ushers in stress, anxiety, and a disrupted daily routine like the winter holidays.

Unlike their spring, summer, and even fall counterparts that come with beach days and Sunday Fundays with your favorite friends, winter holidays last for months, and typically end with making resolutions we never plan to keep.

The interesting thing is, believe it or not, we are all in this crazy surge of spending, family gatherings, decorating, traveling, and holiday madness together.

At Train With Danny, our Los Angeles personal trainer has a few tips to help keep some of the overwhelming feelings of it being that time of year again at bay, and transform it into the perfect time to lean on exercise for holiday stress relief.

Take the Time You Need To…

Whether you are a yoga enthusiast, runner, kickboxer, or Pilate’s pro, take the time you need this holiday season to keep up with your classes or the pace you have set on your runs. Thirty minutes of exercise or active time can really bring your stress levels down and give you the all-important “me” time that vanishes quickly during the winter holiday months. We know you are busy. But taking the time you need to be active and calm your brain will go a long way from a productivity standpoint.

Take Your Exercise With You

You do not have to be near a gym to keep moving. Whether you are at a hotel, family member’s house, or on a friend’s couch for the holidays, look for on-demand workouts, live classes you can plan your workouts around, or download our app to keep moving away from home.

Staying motivated — even when you don’t feel motivated — is an important factor for boosting your mental health with exercise, so the holidays do not get the best of you.

Besides, we can all use a few minutes away and to ourselves this holiday season, so go for that run. Knock out a set of pushups, crunches, and squats. Or simply take a few minutes of quiet time to settle your mind and reset your energy.

Whatever works for you makes a great start to any day.

Give Yourself, a Friend, or Family Member the Gift of Wellness

If you are seeking a more determined approach to achieving overall wellness solutions, contact us at Train With Danny today to learn more about the transformative benefits of partnering with a personal trainer in Los Angeles County or purchase a block of personal training sessions for yourself, a friend, or family member to make this a truly happy holiday they can see and feel.