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These Healthy Thanksgiving Traditions Will Make Your Holiday Extra Special This Year

Prevention Logo By Lulu Chang of Prevention | Slide 1 of 36: It's been a year like no other, and that will no doubt include Thanksgiving 2021. If you're looking for a few new Thanksgiving activities or traditions to fill the day, we've got you covered. We won’t deviate too far from the turkey in the oven (or the deep-fryer), or the plethora of pies, or the quality time (even virtually) with your friends and family. But along the way, there's still plenty of room for some at-home creativity. This year, consider hosting a yoga session in place of (or in addition to) that annual turkey trot. Rather than braving the cold and attending your local parade in-person, you could watch the popular Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on television with hot apple cider. And while your usual family flag football game may be rescheduled, consider a friendly Zoom arts and crafts challenge. You can also take your Thanksgiving outside this year, too. Switch up your usual holiday traditions by taking a walk through a corn maze, playing in the leaves, or planning a camping trip to soak up all of the magic of the great outdoors. If a global pandemic has taught us anything, it's that you can find creative ways to keep your traditions with your loved ones going strong. As you head into this holiday of gratitude, remember to be thankful for all of your blessings, especially amid this challenging year. These creative Thanksgiving activities will make the day just a tad brighter.

It's been a year like no other, and that will no doubt include Thanksgiving 2021. If you're looking for a few new Thanksgiving activities or traditions to fill the day, we've got you covered. We won’t deviate too far from the turkey in the oven (or the deep-fryer), or the plethora of pies, or the quality time (even virtually) with your friends and family. But along the way, there's still plenty of room for some at-home creativity.

This year, consider hosting a yoga session in place of (or in addition to) that annual turkey trot. Rather than braving the cold and attending your local parade in-person, you could watch the popular Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on television with hot apple cider. And while your usual family flag football game may be rescheduled, consider a friendly Zoom arts and crafts challenge.

You can also take your Thanksgiving outside this year, too. Switch up your usual holiday traditions by taking a walk through a corn maze, playing in the leaves, or planning a camping trip to soak up all of the magic of the great outdoors. If a global pandemic has taught us anything, it's that you can find creative ways to keep your traditions with your loved ones going strong. As you head into this holiday of gratitude, remember to be thankful for all of your blessings, especially amid this challenging year. These creative Thanksgiving activities will make the day just a tad brighter.

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