By: Dr. Ryan Lee
Are you and your family in need of something to do during the holiday break to beat boredom? Instead of sitting around playing video games or watching movies, why not try out some fun and healthy activities? From outdoor activities to exercise, there are plenty of ways to stay active and entertained over the holidays. We’re sharing six of our favorite fun and healthy activities that are sure to make the most of your holiday break. Keep reading to get inspired and get moving!
1) Get Outside
Are you looking for ways to beat holiday break boredom? Getting outside is one of the best ways to do it! Not only is it fun and invigorating, but it can also be a great way to get your family up and moving. Whether you take a walk or bike ride around your neighborhood, explore a nearby park, or just spend some time in your own backyard, there are endless possibilities when it comes to getting outside.
If it’s warm enough, why not plan a picnic in the park? You could even make an afternoon of it by playing some outdoor games like frisbee, or even go ice skating. And don’t forget to bring a camera – capturing all of your fun memories will make the day that much more special!
No matter what activities you choose, you’re sure to find something fun and exciting when you get outside. So take advantage of the time off and plan an outdoor adventure with your family. You won’t regret it!
2) Try a New Recipe
If you’re looking for a fun and healthy way to beat holiday break boredom, why not try cooking up something new? Trying new recipes is an excellent way to keep your brain active and challenge yourself. You can find thousands of recipes online, or pick up a cookbook from your local library. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients – you can always improvise!
Creating a new, healthy dish can be a great learning experience and a fun activity that the whole family can take part in. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try out a new cuisine or a healthier version of a favorite dish? Get creative with spices and experiment with different cooking techniques to come up with something unique. Plus, you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor afterwards.
3) Start an Indoor Garden
The holidays are a great time to get creative and start an indoor garden! Growing plants indoors is not only fun but can provide your family with fresh herbs, vegetables, or flowers. You can buy small starter kits that come with a container, seeds, soil, and instructions. Additionally, you can find many tutorials online that will show you how to create an indoor garden from scratch.
Indoor gardening is an enjoyable activity for the whole family as it brings nature into your home and can help teach children responsibility. Kids can take turns watering the plants and watching them grow. It can also be a great way to teach them about nutrition and where their food comes from. You can even start a competition between family members to see who can get the best results.
When you have your own indoor garden, you can have the freshest ingredients at your fingertips. Whether it’s herbs for cooking or flowers for decorating, it’s easy to enjoy the beauty of nature in your own home. Starting an indoor garden is a great way to beat holiday break boredom while connecting with nature and family at the same time.
4) Write a Thank you Letter
Practicing gratitude has a lot of benefits, including boosting your mood, and buiding relationships. Taking the time to write a thank you letter is also a great activity for the winter break. Not only does it help to pass the time, but it’s a meaningful and thoughtful way to show someone you care about them. It’s a way to express gratitude for something that has been done for you, or just to show appreciation for someone being in your life.
Start off by writing down a list of all the people who have had a positive impact in your life and make sure to include your family and friends. You can also choose to write thank you notes to teachers, employers, coaches, or anyone who has made an impact on your life.
Once you’ve selected your recipients, decide what kind of stationery or note card you will use. If you’d like to add a personal touch, consider making your own card out of scrapbook paper, construction paper, and other materials. Writing a thank you letter is a great way to take the time to express your gratitude and appreciation for someone special in your life. And during this holiday season, it’s a perfect way to beat the boredom!
5) Do a Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt can be a great way to beat the boredom during the holiday break! This fun activity will get you and your family out and about, discovering the world around you. Scavenger hunts can be created in different ways, either as a traditional outdoor hunt or an indoor “I Spy” style. No matter what type of scavenger hunt you choose, it is sure to provide hours of entertainment.
For an outdoor scavenger hunt, give each player a list of items they must find in the surrounding area. Items could include certain colors, shapes, textures, or even animals and plants. If you prefer an indoor game, try an “I Spy” scavenger hunt. Assign each person a room and have them find specific objects in that room.
Scavenger hunts are a great way to have some fun during the holiday break and encourage creativity in kids and adults alike. Not only is it entertaining, but it also promotes physical activity and exploration of the environment. So go ahead and create your own scavenger hunt and enjoy the holiday season!
6) Make Appointments
Taking care of yourself is an important part of any holiday break. When the craziness of the season starts to take over, it can be easy to forget about important appointments and check-ups. During your break, take time to make appointments with your chiropractor, dentist, or doctor if needed. These appointments can help you stay healthy and prevent potential health issues from popping up in the future.
It can be tempting to skip out on these important appointments during your holiday break, but don’t let the busyness of the season get in the way of taking care of yourself. Making these appointments can help you stay healthy and keep your body running smoothly all year long! Make a fun day out of any appointments you have by adding in an activity or stop somewhere for lunch that day as well.
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Enjoy Your Time Off
One of the best parts of the holiday break is having the time to relax and enjoy yourself. Whether you’re spending the holidays with family or just enjoying some much-needed alone time, there are plenty of ways to make the most out of your holiday break. Overall, it’s important to remember that the holiday break is a time for rest and relaxation. Whether you choose to spend your break engaging in fun and healthy activities or simply relaxing at home, make sure to take advantage of this time to recharge and enjoy your break.
Dr. Ryan Lee is the practicing chiropractic physician at Reach Health and Wellness Chiropractic. For his full bio, click here. *This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Ryan Lee and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Dr. Lee does not take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.