Take Time to Take a Walk
Whether or not you need to burn off calories from all the pie, making time for a walk is time well spent. Giving your legs a stretch can also clear your head, give your lungs some fresh air, and give your metabolism as boost as you digest a satisfying meal.
If you’re able to take that walk in a natural setting – maybe a walk in the woods? – then the health benefits are even greater! Spending 15 minutes in the woods can reduce levels of cortisol (stress hormone.) In research experiments, people who had spent 15 minutes in a forest demonstrated more generosity and pro-social behavior afterwards.
So if you’re planning to spend day with the relatives, be sure to include a walk in the woods, too. Everyone will be ‘thankful’ for that!