Who doesn’t love a bubbly cocktail during Thanksgiving? However getting in the spirit with too many spirits can harm your heart says the Chartrand duo. Drinking excessively can cause “holiday heart syndrome” an irregular heartbeat in otherwise healthy people. So just like you work those intervals in the gym, do the same thing at the dinner table this Thanksgiving. Have an adult bubbly drink followed by a virgin sparkling water with a squeeze of fruit in a stemmed glass. Cheers!
Exercise While You Eat
That’s right! Flex your muscles and lift those forks girl. Ok, I’m kidding. Get your momma’s good silver out the air and discreetly bend and twist instead. Dr. Hansraj suggests taking a break in between bites to do “Mini Chair Exercises.”
These bends and twists will help you keep your blood pumping and metabolism working. Bending to the right or left (as if you were picking up a fork you dropped) and sideways twists (like you’re greeting a guest behind you) are two small, but effective ways to help your body digest. Who knows, all that flippin’ and dippin’ may lead to a family dance party post dinner. Fun fun fun!
Robbie Ann Darby (RAD Experience) is a professional FitGirl, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in NYC. Follow her sweaty life on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more fun health and fitness tips!