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Why Thanksgiving Is Not All About The Turkey

By November 10, 2016Live, Motivation, Move, Think

November is known to be the season of thankfulness and giving. With all the activities that usually go on around the holidays, it’s easy to forget that we need to be taking care of ourselves (mind, body and soul). Oh, and we can’t forget about the turkey too.

Have you every wondered why people put themselves through the pain of sweating, being sore to the point where walking up a flight of stairs seems almost impossible?

It is important to sit back and remind yourself that you put in work (exercising, eating healthy, and sore muscles) for the long term. Those of us that are able to move our bodies whether that be running , dancing, weight lifting, cycling the list could go on and on should be thankful that we are able to do such amazing things.

It has been proven by several doctors and researchers that exercising and eating healthy while young will have benefits for in the long run, such as living a long high quality life. I have the privilege of interning at a physical therapy clinic, where patients come in with adversities that they are able to overcome. Meanwhile, I’m complaining in my head about running  800 meters in a WOD (workout of the day). 

Giving is such a huge part of this as well as being in the know about health and fitness to continue the cycle of helping those who aren’t knowledgeable about it- whether that be your granny, auntie, cousin, or friend. With all this being said, next time you feel down or just don’t feel like doing that extra rep, remember why you do this, what you want out of this and being thankful for what you are given

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Author Jessica Cox

Jessica is a Senior at Mississippi State University, major in Kinesiology with a concentration in Clinical Exercise Physiology. She is a dancer but you can know mostly see her in a Crossfit gym instead of a studio and holding a barbell instead of a barre. You will hear her talking about food or cooking it. You can check her out at @jessikate_94.

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