How to maintain good health

When you count your blessings this Thanksgiving, can you be grateful permanently health?

HealthyWomen wanted to know, so we conducted an informal online poll and asked survey participants to share what they’ll give thanks for this holiday. We’re pleased to seek out out that ninety-two of you’re glad for your health. Here’s how it broke down:

While it’s great to know that people are thankful for their health, we were surprised to find that more than one-third of respondents said they’ve made no modifications in their traditional Thanksgiving dishes, either to make them healthier or to accommodate eating restrictions—apparently not even to take the marshmallows and sugar topping off the sweet potatoes. (Come on, provides it a try—mashed sweet potatoes area unit toothsome on their own.)

Nearly a 3rd of us—and i am positively during this group—also say that we’ll eat the maximum amount of everything as we wish at Thanksgiving dinner. I read it because the at some point a year (well, perhaps not the sole day) after I will fill my plate and indulge, enjoying every bite of a fabulous meal ready by and eaten with friends and family. More power to the rest of you. Maybe I’ll gain more willpower as I get older.

Apparently, even a number of United States World Health Organization area unit a bit voracious on Thanksgiving attempt to somewhat offset our mortal sin with exercise. More than [*fr1] (58%) of these surveyed same they conceive to calculate on Thanksgiving or the day when to burn off a number of those large indefinite quantity of calories consumed. I’m reaching to a hot yoga category with my girl and ally on Thanksgiving morning. I have alternative friends World Health Organization are collaborating in turkey trots or alternative weekend events.

There’s still time for the rest of you to get moving. Even if you are not up for touching the gymnasium on Thanksgiving, do your health a favor and encourage your friends or family to hitch you in a very brisk after-dinner walk.

HealthyWomen will continue to help keep you informed and empowered about your health—and we’ll be grateful if you continue to come to our site for your health information.