The holiday season is packed with events, parties, and to-do lists. Make some of them active to add family fun and exercise to your December.
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To guarantee some exercise during this busy time, sign up for a family-friendly race! Many communities sponsor Rudolph Runs, Santa Sprints, and Jingle Bell Jogs. Keep an eye on your local newspaper, or check Active.com for comprehensive listings of fun runs, boot camp classes and more. Search by date, place, and/or type of event.
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If you're hosting a kids' party this season (or an all-ages one), you'll need this list of active, holiday-themed party games. Who's ready for life-size dreidel or the human Christmas tree contest?
Need gift ideas for the kids and families in your life? Try sports equipment or an active toy that encourages everyone to move and play actively.
Find ways to add fitness to your December to-do list (and holiday wish list). It can be done, and even help banish some seasonal stress too.
In the northern hemisphere, the shortest day of the year (or the Winter Solstice) usually occurs on December 21. Will it snow where you live?
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