Throughout November, we invited you to participate in our Gerber Life “30 Days of Thanks” and asked what you’re most thankful for. We then shared responses on our social media sites. View the Slideshare below to see what some of you said you’re most thankful for. Then, take a moment to appreciate the good things, little and big, in your own life.
Whether you’re recovering from your Thanksgiving Day celebration by entertaining, sleeping or shopping, here are some tips to help you have a smooth and healthy recovery:
Thanksgiving is the biggest travel day for families in the United States. Enjoy the following trivia questions and travel tips, and your Thanksgiving Day.
#TuesdayTrivia Question: The average number of families expected to travel for Thanksgiving this year is _____.
Gathered around the Thanksgiving table is a prime opportunity to “talk turkey,” not just about the bird on the table but also about doing something beneficial with the leftovers and reducing food waste.
Here are some ways you can get creative with Thanksgiving leftovers:
You could have your Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings – the turkey, sweet potatoes and homemade cranberry sauce – but keep in mind that a big meal could weigh in at about 4,500 calories. That’s equivalent to about eight Big Macs.
The sleepiness or “turkey coma” (as some people call it) induced by overindulging is associated with tryptophan, an amino acid in turkey that is a natural sedative. Nutritionists and exercise physiologists recommend that people who tend to eat large Thanksgiving dinners prepare for their feast by increasing their physical activity days, and perhaps weeks, ahead of time, also on the big day.
Here are some outdoor activities for blunting the impact of Thanksgiving calories: