From pumpkin pie with whipped cream to buttery mashed potatoes and gravy, many of us treat Thanksgiving as our annual “free pass” for indulging. But there’s a lot more to this feast day than yummy food. It turns out that Thanksgiving offers quite a few health benefits.
Connecting means caring, and confidence.
Good company and pleasant conversation is fun, but it’s also a confidence and serenity booster. Family members who engage in family meals—when everyone shows they care by catching up on each other’s life events—display a greater sense of connectedness, well-being, and resilience in life.
Power naps aren’t a myth.
Don’t blame the turkey. There’s too little of the sleep chemical tryptophan in turkey to make you sleepy. But if you do fall asleep with a full belly in front of the game, you can feel a little less guilty (or embarrassed!) by remembering all the health benefits of napping, including improved memory, decreased stress, boosted mood and cognitive performance, lower blood pressure, and much more, according to WebMD.
Gratitude is the world’s most underrated cure-all!
People who frequently feel thankful are more likely to experience work promotions, better moods, reduced depression, higher self-esteem and energy, a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure, and much more. All the more reason to keep the gratitude flowing throughout the year, and not just save it up for Thanksgiving!
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