THE SHOES YOU WEAR CAN CONTRIBUTE TO WEIGHT GAIN WHEN TIME IS SHORT FOR EXERCISE
The holiday season is not only a challenge to your diet, it can also undermine exercise routine. If your workouts are being shortchanged by all the extra things you have to do this time of year, be prepared to move more while doing them! What you wear on your feet can make all the difference. Style is a luxury you can’t always afford when trying to stay in shape. Wear sensible shoes that let you keep moving to avoid holiday weight gain.
Pointy toes work for the Grinch, but won’t let you get through a day at work without a blister.
Untied sneakers are trendy at the Mall, but will keep you riding the escalator instead of taking the stairs.
Cowboy boots are perfect if traveling by horseback, but not if you’re galloping to your subway stop.
Rubber boots are great for puddles, not for climbing ladders to hang Christmas lights around the house.
Flip Flips are fine when getting a pedicure, but won’t help you get your heart rate up walking from the parking lot.
Plastic sandals make sense sitting by the pool, not when running a vacuum to clean up the cookie crumbs.
Strappy sandals show off your toes, but will probably get them stubbed if you try to do any last minute shopping.
High heels are glamorous for a party, but will probably keep you in your seat instead of on the dance floor.