How to Have an Active Thanksgiving

Health and Lifestyle Advisor Jessica Sepel loves Thanksgiving. Sepel, the author of “The Clean Life – An Expert Guide on Health from the Inside Out” also loves keeping her friends and family active while enjoying their company on the holiday. Here are her suggestions to do just that!

Organize a Scavenger Hunt – Hide clues throughout the neighborhood, split into teams and the winners get first dibs on dessert!

Go on a Nature Hike – Bring along dessert as a picnic to enjoy at a beautiful spot at the end of the trail. Start a game of “Duck, Duck Goose” but instead call it “Gobble, Gobble, TURKEY!”

Run a Turkey Trot – Sign up ahead of time for a 5K walk or run. Locally, that would be the Galloping Gobbler. Register online for the Fort Wayne Thanksgiving Day event at for either the 15K which starts at 8:15 a.m. or the 4 Miler, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Whichever you choose, you will be home, appetite in hand, in time for a festive lunch.

Host a Thanksgiving Relay Race – Incorporate holiday themed items! For example: first relay could be running from A to B with a small pumpkin between your legs, etc.

Volunteer at a Food Pantry – Shelters and food pantries are always extra busy around the holidays. This will keep you active, but more importantly, it’s a way to honor all of the things you’re grateful for.

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About Drema Drudge

Drema Drudge received her MFA in Creative Writing at Spalding University and has had her fiction most recently published in The Louisville Review, Mused, ATG, Mother Earth News, and Penumbra. She is a frequent contributor to the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Drema is married to musician Barry Drudge. They have two grown children, Mia and Zack. Feel free to visit Drema's website where she explores her passion for writing about art at

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