For most of us, Thanksgiving is a day filled with turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and then some. This can pose an issue for those who are trying to maintain a health and wellness routine. While you want enjoy your Thanksgiving, you definitely do not want to over-indulge and derail your fitness efforts.
This year, choose to counter Thanksgiving indulgences by bringing a little action into your celebrations. Here are some ways to incorporate exercise into your Thanksgiving holiday.
Take it Outside
If the weather cooperates, take your celebration outside. Not only is the cool air refreshing, but being outdoors encourages movement. Instead of keeping the family and kids indoors – give them the option to move around and play outside.
Turkey and Thanksgiving Trails
Trail running is a great way to include the whole family in an activity. Perform an Internet search for Thanksgiving weekend trails and runs available in your area. Of course, not everyone will be willing to take it outside when they can be chilling at home – but it’s worth a try. See if you can find a supportive individual and allow them to inspire you and vice versa.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to participate in some family games. You can divide your family into teams and have them play games such as the Pumpkin Race, Football, Turkey Hopping, and a Turkey treasure hunt for the kids.
The great thing about hiking is that almost any family member can participate, and they choose a pace where they are most comfortable. Many hiking trails have a variety of routes from basic to advanced. What better way to be thankful for nature and the outdoors than spending some time in it?
Interactive Video Games
Many kids these days love playing Xbox, PlayStation, or Wii. Luckily, many of these consoles offer fitness games that allow the entire family to stay active with a competitive edge. As a group, you will be breaking a sweat without even realizing it. This is also ideal for gloomy days when you want to stay active indoors.