With all the festive beverages, special dinners, and holiday treats, you're bound to overindulge over the holidays, but no need to hit the gym to prevent holiday weight gain. Here are some ways you can burn a total of 1,000 calories if you load your day with these everyday holiday activities.
|Grocery shopping||30 min||70|
|Packing suitcase and loading car (if traveling)||20 min||52|
|Walking the dog||15 min||50|
|Brushing your teeth||2 min||5|
|Ironing the family's outfits||10 min||22|
|Calling friends and relatives to wish them "Happy Holidays"||10 min||10|
Keep reading to find out how else you can work off that eggnog and gingerbread man cookie.
|Sledding before lunch||30 min||198|
|Shoveling driveway using a snow blower before dinner guests arrive||30 min||122|
|Cleaning the house||45 min||162|
|Rearranging the furniture||10 min||65|
|Cooking dinner||30 min||78|
|Playing piano while the family sings along to Christmas carols||20 min||55|
|Washing the dishes||15 min||33|
|Mopping the floor||5 min||22|
|Playing hide-and-go-seek and other games with the kids||15 min||74|
If you fit all that into your day, you'll burn 1,018 calories. Happy holidays!
*Calories burned calculations are based on a 130-pound woman