Black Friday Workout | Stretch Before You Shop!

It seems like every year the Holiday Shopping season comes sooner and sooner.  The majority of us however are waiting for Black Friday to start tackling that holiday shopping list.  You might not have time for a Black Friday Workout – but you can at least give your body a little TLC before you head out.  After a days of traveling, eating, drinking and lack of sleep, you’re going to need to regroup before heading out with the swarms of shoppers.  Here are four tips to keep you at peak form even if you can’t hit the gym!

1. Hydrate!

A big holiday meal combined with the salty snacks and alcohol have probably left you a bit dehydrated.  Drink lots of water to re-hydrate yourself and skip sports drinks, energy drinks or diet sodas.  The caffeine can actually thwart your efforts of bringing you natural fluid balance back to normal.  Water’s also the best choice to aid digestion to make sure that turkey dinner is just visiting and not setting up shop!

2. Stretch!

Planes, trains, and automobiles! Most of us spent hours if not days traveling to our Thanksgiving Day destination, only to arrive and plop ourselves down at the table or couch.  While you might not have time for a full on Black Friday Workout, you can at least do your body a favor and stretch out those tense muscles.  Stretching helps get oxygen rich blood flowing through our muscles and will help alleviate any cramping or fatigue you’re feelin after a day of feasting.

Don't shop till you drop! 

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