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Family, Food, and Fun: 3 Tips to Survive Thanksgiving

By Virginia Laird

The holidays are a joyful time in which family and friends gather. While many will crave the wide variety of holiday food that will surely grace your table, others may be there for a different reason. Health and wellness experts suggest that many aspects of the holiday season can prove to be beneficial to health. These experts admit that time spent with family can help improve mental health and relieve some stress. A few things you can try to help keep your holidays healthy include:

  • Bring games to the party
  • Follow the tablespoon rule
  • Stretch before playing in your family’s turkey bowl

Bring Game to the Party

Gathering with family during the holidays can be loads of fun. However, for those who are not able to see these family members often there can be an occasional lack of conversation. In times like this, it can be fun to bring a game along. A board game or card game is a great way to offer a variety of fun, find common ground, and enjoy the company of friends and family whom you may only see a couple of times each year.

Follow the Tablespoon Rule

Thanksgiving food happens to include some of my favorite dishes. Experts advise it is wise to know that it is extremely easy to get lost in the tasting of each dish at every single meal. Health and wellness experts suggest that following the tablespoon guide is an easy way to prevent weight gain throughout the holiday season. This rule is very simple. It suggests that you should eat only one tablespoon serving of each dish on the buffet. This is a great way to manage your calorie intake while surrounded by an extravagant amount of tasty food.

Stretch Before Playing in Your Family's Turkey Bowl

For millions of families across the nation, Thanksgiving day means gearing up for the annual turkey bowl. This can be a fun football game for many. Health and wellness experts advise that those who want to play in the family football game should stretch before hitting the field. This is a great way to prevent injury and pain before, during, and after the game.

Now you are prepared to make the most of your thanksgiving holiday. Gather up your board games, air up the football, and get ready for a festive and fun Thanksgiving time spent with those you love most. Happy Holidays!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minn.

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