6th Annual "Walk It Off" - Heritage Trail

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Respond by 7:00 PM on 11/22.

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Can you believe this is 6th annual walk-about and stay local on black Friday for SOCS? Well, it is ~ pray for nice walking weather otherwise, we'll just eat again!

Thanksgiving, a time to be thankful, eat all you want and justify your actions by telling everyone at the dinner table that you’re going for a long walk on Friday, November 24th. Sign up today to exercise those additional calories off whatever body part they attached to.


1. Meet at the train station in the Village of Chester, NY. Address is 47 Main St, Chester, NY although Meetup shows the address as 1 Main Street

2. Walk approximately 3 hours on the Heritage Trail - dress according to Chris Cimino’s forecast; really inclement weather will postpone this walk

3. Beverages will be consumed @ Duck In and dinner will be at Bistro on the Go (restaurant on wheels owned by Christopher of Christopher's Bistro)

Leashed dogs are welcome on the walk

Send me your cell if I don’t already have it; I’ll send you mine.

$2 Meetup fee, please and thank you!

Notable quote:

You know what the secret to weight loss is? Don't eat much.
Simon Cowell

Have to share this every year!

Thanksgiving Calories: How Much Exercise It Takes To Burn Off That Feast

The average Thanksgiving meal clocks in around 3,000 calories, more than the estimated 1,600 to 2,400 that women need and 2,000 to 3,000 that men need in an entire day, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Yes, Thanksgiving is a once-a-year celebration; we trust you're not stuffing yourself with green bean casserole on a regular basis. But we also know that the average person gains about a pound during the holiday season -- and doesn't lose it over the course of the rest of the year.

There are a couple of things you can do to combat the holiday-season bulge. Keep portion sizes in check and try some healthy Thanksgiving substitutions, like eating white turkey meat instead of dark, or pumpkin pie instead of pecan, suggests the American Council on Exercise. Stick to your regular exercise routine as much as possible during these hectic holiday weeks.

In the meantime, let's put that 3,000 number in perspective: An average 150-pound person could burn off that Thanksgiving feast with a mere 13 hours of walking or 17 hours of yoga. Keep in mind your personal calorie burn will vary with intensity, body composition and weight!!!!

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