We love the outdoors here at Hilton Head Outfitters! Of course, it helps that it rarely dips below freezing here in the Lowcountry . So after we stuff ourselves with Thanksgiving dinner, we like to get out and burn off a few of those pumpkin pie calories.
Here are our top 5 post-Thanksgiving outdoor activities to get your body moving:
1) Ride a bike – Won’t it feel good to get away from Aunt Doris and the crew for a few minutes when you tell everyone you’re going out for a leisurely bike ride. If you’re in Hilton Head Island, rent bikes from us and then head out onto the more than 50 miles of paved bike paths and enjoy the fresh sea air.
2) Take a walk – No equipment required; just yourself! A brisk walk is a good way to get the blood pumping and the calories moving and you can even do it in the cold air. Bundle up with a scarf, coat and gloves and you’ll be sweating in no time. Here in Hilton Head, take a walk on the beach and enjoy the views!
3) Play tennis – Tennis is a outstanding calorie burner and it’s fun, too! Head to your local tennis court or one of the 25 Hilton Head tennis courts at Palmetto Dunes. There are even two lighted for night play if the sun has gone down before you finish your Thanksgiving dinner.
4) Work on your golf swing – Grab your clubs, head outdoors (after all, we don’t want any lights broken!) and work on your golf swing. Then you’ll be ready to hit the Hilton Head golf courses on your next vacation. It’ll help relieve the stress of family get-togethers – just don’t swing the golf club at any people . Read this tip from Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy’s Doug Weaver on the science of the golf swing.
5) Run! If the family has you running for the hills, why not go for it?! Strap on your jogging shoes and take off through the neighborhood or your local trail for a heart-pumping workout.
If you’ll be in Hilton Head for Thanksgiving and don’t have other plans, Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza will be serving plated Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Do you like to exercise on Thanksgiving Day? What’s your workout of choice? Happy Turkey Day!