“The number of 5Ks and 5 Milers completed on Thanksgiving Day increased 77% over the previous week,” Under Armour said in a news release. “Users completing 10Ks on Thanksgiving Day increased 75% compared to the week prior.”
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It said hiking, skiing and ice skating have also become linked with the Friday after Thanksgiving (along with shopping, of course).
+ People tend to sleep a lot surrounding the holiday.
“Whether it’s the tryptophan or the fact that it’s a short week, people are logging more sleep over Thanksgiving weekend. Users logged an average of 20 minutes more on Thanksgiving and 30 minutes more on Black Friday,” the release said.
Last year, Under Armour reported that its “connected fitness” members reported an average of 6.94 hours per night of sleep. Johns Hopkins Medicine recommends 7.5-8.5 hours of sleep for adults.
+ There are some items — cranberry sauce and stuffing — that don’t often get eaten except on this holiday.