Radonnee for November 23, 2022 – Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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If you’re reading this post and you are in America, then you know tomorrow, November 24th is Thanksgiving. It’s the day we traditionally spend with family and give thanks for all the good fortune we have in our lives.

If you’re reading this and you’re outside the United States, this holiday celebrates our independence from the King of England and the founding of a new country. That’s probably a massive understatement of American history.

Thanksgiving also marks the beginning of the holiday season, which means a lot of excessive spending, drinking, overeating, and lots of stress. If you are a cyclist, how do you deal with all that stress and not ruin your training and diet with too much food and drink but still have a good time?

Thanksgiving Morning Workout/ Exercise

Many people partake in their Thanksgiving activities early afternoon or evening so they can have time to watch football or spend time with their families doing other things. To get ready for that big binge of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pie, try to fit in some pre-dinner exercise, a long walk, or even a short bike ride around your neighborhood.

Any movement, really, will help you to digest your food better. And that pre-dinner walk, workout, or bike ride may even help to curb your appetite so you don’t clamor for extra servings of turkey or pie.

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Put the “Giving” in Thanksgiving

Unfortunately, America suffers from a huge homeless problem. If you know of any homeless people in your area or you’re close to a shelter, set aside a plate or two for those less fortunate people in the spirit of giving.

Another way to curve your possible intake of food at Thanksgiving is to think about those who don’t have family members. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s can be especially difficult and lonely for these individuals. If you know some seniors, friends, etc., who are alone at Thanksgiving, show that you are thinking about them by stopping by with a meal.

Last Thoughts

Thanksgiving can lead to overindulgence and some heavy calories. The holiday is not about what we eat but the people we choose to spend time with. If you’re worried about packing on extra pounds and blowing your diet or training weight, think about a little exercise before dinner, the homeless, and those without family.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone and try to enjoy the time with your families and some turkey!

Author: Doug McNamee

Freelance Content Writer, Travel Writer, Editor, and poet.

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