Gobble…gobble…gobble! Don’t be a Turkey!

Did you know that the average American will consume 3,000 calories during their Thanksgiving meal? And, if we add all the snacks throughout the day, that number edges up to 4,500 calories. Yikes! I am not a big calorie counter, but I will tell you that 3,500 calories makes one pound. Do the math. Its easy to see how weight is gained fast. Overeating throws off our metabolism, energy, and immune function leaving us vulnerable to illness and disease. 75% of men, and 65% of women in America are overweight. Obesity is now the leading cause of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Many people are surprised when I say, “Yes, we have classes on Thanksgiving morning.” Honestly, can you think of a better time to exercise? This is the time when we most need the support and consistency of our routine to maintain our health and fitness goals. Here’s a nice bonus. According to the American Council on Exercise, your metabolism stays elevated for as many as 24 hours after you finish exercising. How many calories you continue to burn depends primarily on the intensity of your workout. So by all means, perform the Hundred with vigor! It stands to reason that by working out on Thanksgiving morning, maybe a dollop of whip cream on our pie would be a sweet treat! Join us Thanksgiving morning: 8:15am 9:15am 10:15am

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