Thankgiving Calories (and how to burn them off)
15 November 2013
The average Thanksgiving dinner will add around 3,000 calories more than the estimated 1,600 to 2,400 that women need and 2,000 to 3,00 that men need in an entire day.
Here are some ways to burn off your Thanksgiving feast:
- To burn off your entire Thanksgiving meal you can walk for 13 hours or perform 17 hours of yoga
- 1 slice of pumpkin pie you will need 30 minutes of jump roping
- 1 glass of red wine, plan on vacuuming for 30 minutes
- 1 serving of stuffing, run for 38 minutes
- You will need to rake leaves for 45 minutes if you eat 1 serving of mashed potatoes
- Walk 20 minutes for that 1 oz of turkey with skin
Other ways to battle extra holiday calories:
- Keep portions in check
- Make healthy substitutions, white meat is healthier than dark meat
- Choose pumpkin pie instead of pecan pie.
- Start your Turkey day off with a workout, the Tidewater Strider’s annual Turkey Trot takes place at the Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA.