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Does Your Family Get Active on Thanksgiving?

Working up an appetite with your relatives before Thanksgiving dinner is a great way to burn calories and bond with your family. Flag football, Frisbee, and soccer are fun team games that get everyone running around. Hiking is a wonderful non-competitive activity many generations can do together. If weather prevents you from playing outside, dig out the old game of Twister or get competitive with the Wii Fit.

Does your family have a tradition of getting active together on Thanksgiving? If not, try to get one going this year.


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socktree socktree 8 years
My family and friends and even my partner tend to be a bunch of lazy SOBs. I, however, plan on doing a few walks around my friend's apartment complex (and my old neighborhood) to help me to stay slightly abreast (get it? abreast? ...ok, yea..) of my health. Particularly since I slacked off on working out last week and my digestions and bones are making me pay already.
mtiger mtiger 8 years
Jude C...haha! That's my family, too!
darkoblivion darkoblivion 8 years
I usually workout by myself in the morning. During the big get together my aunt and I usually motivate some of my family to take a long walk after we eat.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
If you consider "only moving from the couch to get more food" active, then yes.
danielle854 danielle854 8 years
It's usually too cold outside to do anything, so we just watch tv all day, talk, and eat turkey.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 8 years
My family has never really been active on Thanksgiving, except when all us kids were young and we would be kicked outside to run around. The hubby and I have decided to start an active tradition so that when we have kids it'll be a tradition. It'll just be the two of us playing a little football in a park, but it's a start!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
My family isn't usually active on Thanksgiving, but I always try to persuade my husband to come with me on a nice walk after dinner with our dog.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
No, we aren't active. We eat and then we take a family nap. Everyone finds a spot to sit and eventually we all end up asleep. Lovely tradition. :P
krae85 krae85 8 years
my husband always makes the kids get out and play football with him, very cute!
soccerkim soccerkim 8 years
My husband and I usually run the turkey trot together, a hilly 5-miler. But this year I'll be the supporter since I just ran a marathon nine days ago!
mtiger mtiger 8 years
We aren't very active on Thanksgiving.
telewyo telewyo 8 years
Once the turkey is in the roaster and everything else is prepped we take the dogs for a super long walk while my dad keeps an eye on the food.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
My family doesn't celebrate thanksgiving, only my husband's and they don't get active for thanksgiving...too bad.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
we do a turkey trot also, with our family and some family friends. it's gotten so big we do trophies -- mini chocolate turkeys -- for first place man, first place woman, and first place kid. its so fun to start the day off like that and then relaxing with a nice plate later on
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Yes. Always have had dogs so forced to walk 'em :P
javsmav javsmav 8 years
My dad & I are runners, so we've done the turkey trot thing before. This year we're doing the Atlanta marathon though--so just a 10K turkey trot with a 20 mile warm-up. The rest of my family--not so active on Thanksgiving.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 8 years
We don't have a tradition of getting active, but this year my mom and I are going to run Thanksgiving morning together
HeatherGets HeatherGets 8 years
I'm going over to my sister's for Thanksgiving and she has the WII fit. I'm so excited to try it!
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