Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving- remember the extra serving of exercise!

What a great time of the year! Everyone's kitchens are filled with wonderful smells, delicious treats and best of all, the people they love the most.

It's the perfect time to over induldge in everything and it's so difficult to resist. The average American puts on about 2 lbs over the next few weeks! Over time, this can really add up.

Did you know that being overweight puts you and your family at risk for developing allergies, in particular asthma?! I know it's hard to imagine, but all those fat cells produce signals that tell your body to become more allergic.

Don't despair though, you can fight this! "How?", you ask. By regularly walking. As little as twenty minutes a day helps keep your body healthy and you maintain a healthy weight. If you can do more, I say go for it! Why not start a new tradition- sign up for your local Turkey Trot, take a walk before and after dinner, or go out for a family football game.

It doesn't matter what or how long you exercise for, as long as it's something!
Happy Thanksgiving!

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