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Healthy Holiday Tip: Start a Healthy Tradition

The time spent after eating our huge Thanksgiving meals usually consists of plopping down in front of the TV and/or heading out to the movies. Now I don't have anything against TV or going to the movies, but this Thanksgiving try to start a healthy tradition.

Gather the troops for a fun game of flag football, bike ride, hike, or even just a walk through the neighborhood to see which of your over-zealous neighbors have started decorating for Christmas already.

It's never too late to start your own tradition and next year your family may even look forward to actually playing a game of football rather than watching one on TV.

Do you have any healthy or active Thanksgiving traditions? If so, share them below.

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kahla1 kahla1 9 years
a bunch of my coworkers gather every friday after thanksgiving to play some "turkey bowl" football, complete with a trophy for the MVP player. this helps us get in the active spirit after gorging ourselves at thanksgiving.
krazykarot krazykarot 9 years
My dad's side of the family meets at the local state park, grill up breakfast and then we go for a hike. They've done it since before I was born and it's my favorite family tradition. It makes thanksgiving my favorite holiday!
EllaBella EllaBella 9 years
Well we don't have thanksgiving here but I would have done like I do for Christmas: start the day with a good hard run then enjoy the day! I also like going out for a walk after dinner if we feel like it.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
My family was always couch-potatoes on Thanksgiving, but once I started getting into running, I started my own tradition of going running in the morning before helping my mom prep the meal.
Sweet-Adeline Sweet-Adeline 9 years
After placing the turkey in the oven, my family, guests and the dog would head to a hiking destination. Upon our return, the house was permeated with turkey aroma.
Megatron Megatron 9 years
My family usually takes a walk after dinner.
GlamHo GlamHo 9 years
My family was never super-active, but every year my mom makes the most amazing fruit salad with a whole bunch of fresh fruit. So good! I usually eat that in the morning and then save myslef for turkey and pie later!
Katikins Katikins 9 years
Sadly we were couch potatoes and football watchers when I was growing up. This year my hubby and I are hosting our first Thanksgiving and after dinner we are making everyone get up and play some games on the Wii I bought my husband for his birthday last week! Nothing like a little boxing after the Turkey! ;)
Jaws3883 Jaws3883 9 years
bowling after! It's not really physical but it beats the couch!
wiggle wiggle 9 years
Growing up, we took a hike every year. Not sure how the turkey got cooked though.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
When I was younger, my fmaily and I would go skiing every weekend in the winter :) Very heathly for you body and your relationship with your fmaily :)
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