Fun Ways To Keep Active This Holiday Season

Excitement bubbles as the holidays draw near! On top of that added bounce to your walk, let your steps soar with the festive exuberance. Whether you’re soaking in the beautiful Christmas lights, or celebrating the Lunar New Year, the endeavour to take more steps can be a joyous and enjoyable one.

  • Christmas & New Year
  • New Year, New Moves, New You!

    There is no better time to up your ante and clock in more steps than over Christmas and the New Year. A little more walking during your festive shopping sprees can work wonders. Here’s a tip: comfortable shoes are always pleasing to the feet!

    Holiday Moves

    #1 Step-by-step

    Quit rushing with the manic crowd, but relax and soak in the festivities with a longer and less crowded stroll instead. You’ll be surprised by the distance you can go this holiday season.

    step by step

    #2 Spread the love

    Welcome the pre-party and dinner preparations with open arms! Offer to collect that turkey, or decorate the house. Not only will you clock more steps, you’ll be loved very much!

    Decorating House decorating house
    DIY Gifts DIY Gifts
    Painting House Painting House

    #3 Step to the beat

    Nifty dance moves or not, the New Year countdown is your chance to step it up and groove to the beat. As long as you’re rocking it, who cares if you dance with two left feet?

    2 hours of non-stop dancing 2 hours of non-stop dancing

    #4 Forget the car

    With the manic holiday traffic, leave your car behind and ride the train. It’s easy on the nerves and you’ll get more steps in.

    leave the car behind

    #5 Tail that coffee trail

    Kopi Siu Dai, Soy Milk and Peach Red Tea! Don’t settle for just the one delicious drink during your shopping escapades. Follow that aromatic trail and go café hopping. Plus, there’s no reason you can’t still drink healthy. Remember to choose beverages with the less sugar option.

    Orchard MRT to Wisma Atria Wisma Atria to Paragon Paragon to Cineleisure Cineleisure to Scape Scape to 313@Somerset 313@Somerset to Orchard Gateway Orchard Gateway to 100 Orchard Road 100 Orchard Road to Plaza Singapura
  • Lunar New Year
  • Up The Move This Lunar New Year

    Pineapple tarts and love letters aside, there’ll be lots of visiting and spring cleaning to do! Don’t forget: keeping the weight off is easier when you move more.

    Festive Moves

    #1 Family spring clean

    Spring cleaning is more enjoyable when it’s a group affair, so join in the cleaning. Play music while you’re at it, and turn that chore into a joy.

    Cleaning, washing windows in general for 30mins cleaning windows
    Multiple household tasks all at once, vigorous effort for 60mins multiple household tasks
    Cooking or food preparation, moderate effort for 45mins cooking and food preparation
    Home activities for 10mins (e.g. carrying groceries, shopping without a grocery cart, carrying packages) carrying groceries

    #2 Plan ahead

    Plan a visitation route with the homes that are within the same area; that way you can just walk it!

    plan visitation route and walk

    #3 Avoid guilt-tripping

    One too many tarts while visiting? Avoid that guilt-trip by taking the stairs instead of the elevator whenever you can!

    take stairs for pineapple tart

    #4 Ready to serve

    Be quick on your feet to serve your guests when they pay you a house visit. And if you’re out of drinks and ice, step up to make that run to the supermarket.

    Jogging for 5mins jog for 5 mins
    Brisk walking for 15mins walk for 15 mins

    #5 Tasteful company

    Hunting for new clothes is such a tradition over the Lunar New Year. Nothing beats doing it with a friend. Be that friend. Besides the chance for a walk, it’s also a great time for bonding.

    company to walk



    Contributed By: Health Promotion Board (HPB)
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