Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice.  Now this week, we are talking to those of you who are slammed with holiday parties. It is that time of year, and you are trying to figure out how to balance getting your workouts with the added social obligations.

1) Utilize Your Mornings, Lunches, and Immediately After Work

Tip Number One For Getting Your Workouts In With Holiday Parties – Workout when you have spare time, such as in the morning, on your lunch break, and immediately after work.  We often find that when people try to exercise when they have “free time” (i.e. the time that is now taken up by your holiday parties), the workouts just don’t happen. Make sure you use your mornings, you lunch hour, and right after work to get in your exercise.

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2) Plan Your Workouts Ahead Of Time

Tip Number Two For Getting Your Workouts In With Holiday Parties – Plan your workouts ahead of time.  When you go to the gym, if you are on a time crunch, you have to know what you are going to be doing before you step foot in the gym. So, the night before or 15 minutes before you arrive, spend a little bit of time writing down what you plan on getting done, and then stick to that plan once you get there.

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3) Prioritize Weight Training Over Cardio

Tip Number Three For Getting Your Workouts In With Holiday Parties – Prioritize weight training over cardio.  A lot of times, if you are in a time pinch, you may have the desire to just throw on your tennis shoes and get in some cardio exercise.  While cardio is great, resistance training is the thing that is going to help your body maintain its health and strength through the holidays, even if you are going to have to cut back on the amount of workouts that you do.

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Muscle Activation Schaumburg is an exercise facility located in Schaumburg, IL with a goal to help you keep your health for as long as possible. We know that it is your health that allows you to do the things you love in life. This is why we promote a lifestyle that includes exercise, rather than exercise that is a burden to your life. Muscle Activation Schaumburg provides Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) and personal training services to its clients. We use MAT® and exercise to increase the function of your body. A well-functioning body is what allows you to stay healthy and do the things you love. We value helping the members of our community of Schaumburg as well as surrounding communities of the Northwest Suburbs improve their health.