The Thanksgiving holiday is not the occasion to start counting calories. However, that doesn’t mean you need to eat yourself into a food coma either. And one-too-many-servings-of green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, or pecan pie can quickly put you in a caloric stupor if you don’t get the blood flowing. What I’m saying is that you can eat what you like on Turkey Day—as long as you get some proactive exercise before and after dinner.
Here are eight effective ways to stay active on Thanksgiving Day…
1. Do a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
Guaranteed your city (or one nearby) is hosting a have a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. These popular organized runs and walks are a great way for the whole dang family to work up an appetite for the evening feast ahead. Register the entire family—kids too—and dress up in silly hats and reindeer antlers to take part in a fun, new holiday tradition.