Looking for an opportunity to brighten some spirits this holiday season? Do most of your ideas to do good involve a decadent desert? This year, show a little love without the excessive calories and sugar. Here are a few good deeds to warm their hearts and strengthen yours.
- Take a Shelter Dog for a Hike
Many local shelters have volunteer programs that allow you to “borrow” a dog. If you know the life of a shelter dog, you know how much they thrive from exercise and sunshine. Since exercise and sunshine is good for you too, it’s a match made in heaven.
- Help a Neighbor with their Holiday Decorations
Holiday lights bring joy to everyone who sees them, but they can be a real chore to put up by yourself. With two people, some elbow grease, and Christmas carols you’ll burn some good calories and maybe even have a little fun.
- Call a Buddy and Get Them to the Gym
With the holidays in full swing, everyone is busy, except your local gym. Both you and your buddy will benefit from a quiet workout in between the holiday hustle.
- Shovel a Walkway or Wash a Family Member’s Car
Washing a car or shoveling snow is just another workout if you ask me but for a friend, family member or neighbor who is less mobile, it may be real challenge. Burn some calories and brighten their day by taking this one off their to-do list.
- Run an Errand on Your Bike for a for a Busy Friend
Helpful hands never go unnoticed. Even more impressive are good deeds with a physical accomplishment. Lend a helping hand by biking to an errand for a busy friend and develop a healthy cardiovascular system too.