Still feeling a little heavy from Thanksgiving dinner? You’re not alone. With days darkening earlier and earlier, it’s been difficult for us to get outside and work off the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie… the list goes on! Here are a few tips to work off the Turkey Day bloat and get back on track with healthy living.
Drink in the fresh air – and plenty of water – while visiting the Ridge. Courtesy: The Ridge Tahoe
One of the best ways to work off a big meal is by drinking water. Water aids in digestion and helps you feel full so you’re not tempted to gorge on seconds or leftovers. Drinking plenty of fluids helps your body flush toxins, which also makes you feel less bloated.
Take in views like these while also working off some off your feast. Win, win. Courtesy: The Ridge Tahoe
Take a walk
Working off the bloat is as simple as taking a leisurely stroll. Burn off some of the calories you consumed, as well as work on your digestion while lowering your blood sugar levels, which in turn lowers your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. There are plenty of trails near the Ridge Tahoe Resort, including the Tahoe Rim Trail, that will help you get outside.
Take a refreshing dip in the indoor/outdoor pool. Courtesy: The Ridge Tahoe
Another great physical option is swimming. Swimming is less hard on your body than jogging but we recommend waiting at least an hour to jump into the deep end. Your body will work harder swimming after a big meal, but to avoid discomfort or nausea, waiting is suggested. The Ridge Tahoe has an indoor/outdoor pool that will wake you up in the crisp air and warm you up inside.
Excuse us while we mop up our drool over this grilled chicken salad at the Bistro. Courtesy: The Ridge Tahoe
Choose healthier options
Easier said than done, right? However, this is the only way you can get back on the healthy habits train. It may be tempting to have a burger and fries, but you’ll only be adding to your sodium intake after a very heavy meal (salt means more bloating). The Ridge Bistro has plenty of options like tasty salads topped with grilled chicken, yogurts and others that will help you make better choices.
Open up our spa menu and find the treatment that’ll treat you right. Courtesy: The Ridge Tahoe
Relieve some tension
If it’s not the food that’s weighing you down, but the stress of the holiday, we recommend a visit to the spa for some me time. A Swedish massage, a therapeutic deep tissue massage or one specifically centered on your neck, back and shoulders (hello, tension!) will open you up and have you feeling chill in no time. Appointments can be made at the Elevation Spa by calling 775-588-3553 ext. 6000.