I Walk, Therefore I Am
Danny and Katherine Dreyer, authors of 'ChiWalking', have put together a holiday survival guide for walkers. It includes a daily walk (between 1 hr. and 45 minutes to 3 hrs.) which can burn up to 1,300 calories by the end of your first week (based on a 150 pound person). Outside walks and meditative walks (walking alone with no music) can be as little as 15 minutes at a time. The meditative walk is designed to help clear your head of all your holiday stress so that you can re-focus and organize yourself afterwards. Besides meditative walks and outside walks, there are also errand walks which include mall walking (feel free to shop while you're doing this) as well as grocery shopping or anything else that requires you to use your feet. Walking is still considered the number one exercise for getting in shape and all you need is a great pair of walking shoes. In fact, wear your walking shoes through out your day to remind you to keep moving so you can burn calories over the holidays and minimize weight gain from all those holiday treats.