Most people around the state will sit down enjoy a big meal at some point today. Afterward, they will likely sit around, sleep, or plop down in front of the TV. While tempting, this type of activity, or non-activity, will just sap your engergy and contribute to an expanding waistline. By all means, we should relax and enjoy the holiday, no need to go to the gym or take a spandex-clad bicycle ride. There should be a balance though. Take a Christmas day walk. Your body will thank you, and the TV will still be there when you get back.
So if a Christmas day trip to Planet Fitness is not your thing, then give a walk a whirl to get some enjoyable holiday season exercise and activity. A Christmas day walk can be a great follow-up to a big breakfast or brunch.
A lot of neighborhoods in this state aren't really set up for walking. Newer suburban neighborhoods often have thirty-foot wide roads and cars often travel in excess of 40 mph. Add in a lack of sidewalks and zoning codes that forbid the construction of anything like a cafe or convenience store that you might actually want to walk to, and you have a lot of residential streets that people live on for years and experience them only from the inside of a car. Today though, is a great time to walk on most any street. Traffic is low or non-existent in many places, and the few drivers that are out probably aren't drunk just yet.
So go on, take walk this afternoon on your street. The weather's good and you can bring friends and family with you to make it a social outing. You'll experience your neighborhood in a new way, and maybe even see a few of your neighbors. When you get back to the house you'll probably feel a little perkier than you did when you left.
Go on, try it. Start a new tradition and take a holiday walk.