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Feeling full?


Feeling full after a Thanksgiving meal? Your yard and garden can be part of your overindulgence recovery. Two top tips for relieving bloat are:

Get moving. 
Exercise is a great way to get rid of that “too full” feeling. Why not get out in the yard to check off some outdoor tasks? Heavy yard work (landscaping, moving rocks, hauling dirt) can burn 400-600 calories per hour, according to WebMD. So can shoveling snow, if you’ve gotten some precipitation wherever you’re celebrating. Raking and bagging leaves can burn 350-450 calories per hour—a welcome benefit from a chore you may have been putting off.

If the weather is warm enough—or if you can layer up without restricting your movement too much—you can also try some simple calisthenics in your yard while the sun is shining.

Drinking water is recommended for relief if you’ve eaten too much. If you harvested your herb garden and dried the extra mint you grew, try some mint tea. It might make hydration a little tastier and also aid digestion. Got some fresh mint? Add that to your ice water for similar effects.

However you celebrated yesterday, use the holiday weekend to get outside and enjoy your landscape.  


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