Keep The Stuffing In The Turkey!

 

Multi Generation Family Celebrating Thanksgiving Talking To Each Other

Did you know? According to the Calorie Control Council, a typical Thanksgiving dinner contains approximately 4,500 calories! On top of that, the tryptophan within the turkey can also make you feel very sleepy! While we don’t want to be the ones to spoil the fun of the holidays, we want to make sure you don’t let all that food weight you down! Here are some great exercises to keep you feeling light and energized, after the meal is over.

Kitchen Workouts

Are you helping or preparing the entire Thanksgiving meal? Use the time as an opportunity to throw in some extra exercises. For instance, you can use the fridge door to practice your upper torso twists. Every time you need open the fridge door, twist your body to one side, and then twist to the other side as you go to close it. There are a lot of creative ways to utilize the kitchen for some mini workouts before the meal begins.

Setting the Table Laps

As dinner is cooking, the table will also need to be set. Use the opportunity to do laps around your dining room! Every time you need to place a settings, do one lap. Add the next place setting and do one more lap. Continue until the table is set!

Go For a Family Walk!

Start a tradition with your family and start doing a post-meal holiday walk! Not only will the walk burn off all that extra food you enjoyed, the endorphins you’ll stir up from the exercise will keep you awake and energized to enjoy the rest of the family fun. Not to mention, it will be a nice way to enjoy nature with the people you love.

Thanksgiving can be a day busy day of cooking and a long night of eating, but we want to ensure that you’re still keeping your health in mind during this busy time of year. If you need more support for your physical health, or the physical health of someone you love, contact us today at 925.271.9100.

From our family to yours, we’d like to wish you a safe, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!

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