Tips for Staying Healthy This Thanksgiving

Nov 7, 2016

Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy

by Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so eating your favorite casserole, pumpkin pie or homemade mashed potatoes is almost a certainty. We’re sharing 8 tips for a healthier Thanksgiving!
Tip #1: Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated, as many Thanksgiving meals are loaded with sodium.
Tip #2: Pick 1-2 dishes to indulge in. Eyeing the pumpkin pie? Enjoy a slice, just make sure it’s in moderation.
Tip #3: Get outside. Enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather with your friends and family. Try a new hiking trail, walk around your neighborhood or even a local Turkey Trot!
Tip #4: Beat the post-Thanksgiving meal lull with a cup of coffee or hot green tea. Both options have been shown to help increase metabolism.
Tip #5: Try a lighter, healthier option on your holiday favorites. Pinterest is full of unique, fun and healthy recipe alternatives.
Tip #6: Begin your day with breakfast. Eat a hearty and healthy breakfast like rolled oats, a veggie scramble or rye bread to kick start the day.
Tip #7: Steer clear of the appetizer table. It’s hard to resist when there’s lots of finger food right in front of you. Instead, try sitting in the living room and enjoy conversation with your friends and family.
Tip #8: Schedule a fat-burning workout for the day after Thanksgiving. It’s a great way to jumpstart your long holiday weekend.
We hope these tips will help you avoid the Thanksgiving food coma this season. Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!

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