Thursday, November 12, 2009

Turkeys are useful for more than Thanksgiving dinner

It's almost Thanksgiving and turkeys will be going on sale. Turkeys are well known for being low fat containing only 1 gram of fat per ounce of meat and a 5 ounce serving provides half the daily recommended amount of folic acid. Turkey is also a good source of B, B1, B6, zinc and potassium which help keep blood cholesterol.

But for the last ten years, there has been a tradition I created with the frozen turkey... PASS THE TURKEY Bootcamp workout. Although the location has changed over the years, during my annual Thanksgiving Bootcamp class I bring a few 10-20 pound turkeys (depending on which local grocer I can get to donate them) and play pass the frozen turkey. When the music stops the one holding the turkey is out of the circle and participating in 20 pushups, jumping jacks or whatever exercise is called for that round. The turkeys can be used just like a medicine ball or weight. A few turkeys are heading round the room simultaneously to keep people moving. When there are the same amount of turkey holders as turkeys... Well those are the winners to bring turkey dinner home! Now PASS THE TURKEY!

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