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Many use holidays to exercise, do physical activities

Runners finish the Christopher Dailey 5k Turkey Trot held in the city of Saratoga Springs on Thanksgiving morning last year.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Runners finish the Christopher Dailey 5k Turkey Trot held in the city of Saratoga Springs on Thanksgiving morning last year.
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For the Kent family of Amherst, N.H., getting dressed for the holidays often means lacing up hiking boots or buckling a helmet. For the past 11 years, they have made a tradition of spending many Thanksgivings, Christmases and Easters at a national park doing something active. Many Americans find holiday breaks an ideal time to pursue fitness-oriented activities, from holiday-themed races to just exercising together. “More communities are offering family-oriented events. It just creates another ...

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