Have A Healthy, Happy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is almost here. Some of us will be hosting huge dinners, some will be traveling across the country, and others will be keeping it a bit more low key. No matter how you plan on celebrating this year, it’s always a good idea to plan a little bit of movement into your day. You’ll feel so much better if you don’t just sit around after that second – or third – helping of your favorite dish.
Lend a Hand
Volunteering at a local shelter or soup kitchen is such a special way to celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a great opportunity to help others while staying active and will help remind you just what the holidays are all about.
Take the kids outside on a fun scavenger hunt for pine cones, colorful leaves, acorns, and other items directly from nature. After the hunt, they can use their new treasures to create all sorts of Thanksgiving crafts.
Hit the Gym
Not all gyms will be closed. In fact, some even choose to host themed workouts on Thanksgiving. Crunch Fitness®, SoulCycle®, and Pure Yoga® have all hosted special holiday classes in the past. Check with studios in your area to see what will be available this year.
Looking for a way to burn off that extra slice of pumpkin pie? Consider replacing parade watching with walking or running this Thanksgiving. Signing up for a local Turkey Trot is a very family-friendly way to get everyone up and active this year.
Don’t Sweat It
Whatever you do, make sure to focus on spending time with the people you love. Thanksgiving can be a very busy day, so just try to get moving as much as you can. Simply finding time for a brisk walk can make all the difference.