It’s that time of year again! With Thanksgiving comes stuffing, mashed potatoes and some of your favorite holiday treats. Studies have shown that the average American will consume approximately 3,000 calories at their Thanksgiving dinner. Wow! Don’t get discouraged just yet because we may have a solution for you: The Turkey Trot!
It’s an annual 3 mile race that is held on the morning of Thanksgiving for people who want to burn some calories before digging into mom’s homemade apple pie. Here are three reasons why YOU should participate in the Turkey Trot this year!
1. Get your Turkey Trot on BEFORE the turkey partaking.
Studies show that exercising before eating burns more fat. Also, exercising in the morning can be a real metabolism booster. What better way to start your day?
2. Running in the presence of others makes you faster.
Talk about motivation! When you surround yourself with others, especially in an exercise setting, it can be very motivating and, ultimately, push you to move faster. When you look over at your fellow runners, putting in the work, it’s going to keep you accountable for yourself. Additionally, an event like the Turkey Trot is a great way to meet other active people and maybe find some new workout buddies!
3. Distance running is a great form of exercise to reduce coronary diseases.
Running is a very beneficial exercise for the cardiovascular system and has been shown to reduce the risk of coronary diseases. It utilizes fatty acids and carbohydrates for energy and is the perfect calorie burner. Try a go at the Turkey Trot this year and you may just discover your new Thanksgiving Day tradition!