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Paige Waehner

Post Turkey-Day Recovery

By November 23, 2012

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How's the food hangover today? If you're feeling a little bloated, a little bleary-eyed, a little wary of even getting up, much less working out, you aren't alone. Should you exercise or recover?

If you have the day off, getting back on the exercise wagon may be the right decision, but why not choose something based on how you feel? Think about it and use some of these ideas to get you going:

  • I feel energetic!!! - If it's a three-exclamation-point kind of day, try a high intensity cardio workout such as this Tabata Cardio Workout or this Advanced Cardio Blast Workout.
  • I feel crappy and tired - Try something simple and easy, like this Total Body Ball Stretch.
  • I want something simple that I don't have to think about - Try one of these basic workouts or go for a walk.
  • I feel guilty for eating too much -If you feel like you need to punish yourself, take a moment to rearrange your thinking. You ate what you ate and there's no going back, but you can do something positive to get back on a healthy track today without the punishment. Feed your body good food, take a walk and let it go.

And if you're shopping today? Good luck! You'll get all the exercise you need.

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