How to Keep Your Fitness Plan During Weekends

Do activities that are more challenging.

Team sports, biking, hiking, a triathlon, indoor rock climbing or a racquetball match are perfect for an active weekend. Take advantage of any extra free time, and play sports!

Complete a project on your to-do list.

If you have to choose between a lengthy workout and checking something off your to-do list, pick an active project and get it done. Rearrange the living room furniture, wash the windows, or organize the boxes in the garage. We often don’t think of these as workouts but, as long as you are moving, you are burning more calories than while sitting on the couch.

Stretch and relax.

A break from high-energy exercise is a good thing. Quiet activities such as stretching, progressive relaxation, and meditation are beneficial to health. Get the break you need, but use the weekend downtime for a stress-relieving activity that gets you ready to start a productive week.

Get enough sleep.

Late nights disrupt sleep cycles, and leave you too tired to exercise, so the more closely you stick to your regular sleep schedule, the better you will feel. The National Sleep Foundation states that a 20-30 minute nap improves alertness and performance without interfering with normal sleep patterns. So, If you feel like you need more sleep, incorporate a nap.

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