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Cranberry Calisthenics

Thanksgiving Workout brought to you by Bodies by Perseverance

Thanksgiving is a time for indulging in delicious food, but incorporating some exercise before and after the meal can help balance your energy and make you feel better.   

You can also join us for our annual thanksgiving Bootcamp called the “PRE-BURN”  Thanksgiving morning, 7am at Perseverance@5-points!

Here are five exercises to consider before and after your Thanksgiving meal:

Before the Thanksgiving Meal:

  1. Walking or Jogging:
    • Take a brisk walk or light jog around the neighborhood or in a nearby park. This will get your blood flowing, boost your metabolism, and prepare your body for the feast.
  2. Stretching:
    • Perform gentle stretching exercises to loosen up your muscles and increase flexibility. Focus on your major muscle groups, such as your legs, arms, back, and neck.
  3. Bodyweight Squats:
    • Do a set of bodyweight squats to engage your lower body muscles. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, lower yourself as if you're about to sit in a chair, then stand back up.

After the Thanksgiving Meal:

  1. Post-Meal Walk:
    • Take a leisurely walk with family or friends after the meal. This can aid digestion, help burn calories, and promote a sense of well-being.
  2. Plank:
    • Hold a plank position for 30 seconds to 1 minute. This engages your core muscles and helps counteract the effects of overeating.
  3. Chair Dips:
    • Use a sturdy chair or bench to perform chair dips. This exercise targets your triceps and can be done easily at home. Aim for 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps.
  4. Jumping Jacks:
    • Do a few sets of jumping jacks to get your heart rate up and boost your metabolism. This is a great way to burn some calories and get your energy flowing

Remember to listen to your body and choose exercises that suit your fitness level. Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal and have a wonderful time with your loved ones!