It’s November and Thanksgiving Day will be here soon. On October 3, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation that declared the last Thursday in November to be a day of “thanksgiving and praise”. For the first time, Thanksgiving became a national, annual holiday with a specific date.
Traditionally, this has been a day families and friends gather together and share a meal and give thanks for the blessings of the past year.
It is also one of the busiest travel periods as people drive or fly to see family in other cities. So if you are traveling, remember to stop and stretch and walk around for a few minutes at least every 2 hours. This will help prevent joint stiffness and will prevent pooling of blood in your legs which can lead to blood clots within the vascular system. Moving your legs and feet and contracting leg muscles when sitting for long periods of time will also aid in circulation reducing the risk of blood clots and varicose veins.
We wish you all a happy, healthy Thanksgiving to you and your families.