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For those who are able, a short after Thanksgiving Dinner walk can be beneficial. Try walking again on Friday or Saturday over the holiday weekend. Walking is a great time to talk about family traditions, expectations for the next holiday season, letters to Santa, and to reduce stress (as well as burn calories). A recently released study by the Center for Disease Control found that even a short amount of time spent each week in moderate intensity physical activity can reduce the incidence of color cancer, breast cancer, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Encourage your family members in taking a walk over your Thanksgiving Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!