3 Easy Ways to Stay Active Following Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is known for spending time with friends and family and enjoying lots of delicious food! Maybe even too much food… Maybe your tradition following Thanksgiving dinner is watching football with your family or taking a nap! Here are a few easy ways to stay active following your Thanksgiving feast!

  1. Planks. Can start on your knees and elbows if a full plank is too challenging. Make sure to keep your glutes and your core muscles activated, and make sure your butt is not higher than your shoulders. Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Or make it a competition and challenge your family members to see who can hold it the longest!
  2. Push ups. Make sure your butt stays below your shoulders and your core muscles are activated. For younger family members you can have them do wall push ups maintaining the same form. Challenge friends and family to see who can do the most with good form.
  3. Flag football. Play a backyard game of flag football, basketball, or whatever sport your family enjoys! They don’t require much equipment and it’s a fun way to burn off those calories. Bragging rights carry over to next year for the winning team! What are some ways your family likes to stay active? Do you have any traditions? Let us know in the comments below!

    Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday!

    Rebecca Varoga, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist
    Isanti Physical Therapy

November 27th, 2019

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