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How to work off your Christmas feast
Don’t feel guilty indulging this holiday season… you can always do these exercises afterwards!
Seeing as Christmas dinner only takes place once a year, you can afford to give yourself a break and dig in to the delicious food! However, if you feel like you need to work off those calories the next day, below you’ll find a few exercise ideas.
Note: All calorie counts are approximate.
1 portion of turkey: 150 calories.
Exercise idea: Shovel snow for 20 minutes. It will give you a great workout and get your sidewalks clear!
1 cup of stuffing: 350 calories.
Exercise idea: Stuffing has a lot more calories than one would think! Wave them goodbye with a 40-minute swim.
Roasted potatoes: 40 calories per potato.
Exercise idea: Just ten minutes of jump-rope can burn off over 4 roast potatoes.
1/4 cup of cranberry sauce: 110 calories.
Exercise idea: A leisurely bike ride to the store and back for 15 minutes will pedal off those calories. Pick up some leafy greens while you're there. Rich in antioxidants, they're ideal for brightening your post-Christmas complexion!
1 portion of Yule log: 150 calories.
Exercise idea: 5 minutes of burpees and your body won't even remember that chocolate goodness.
Christmas pudding: 600 calories if you include the cream and brandy butter.
Exercise idea: A session of High Intensity Interval Training will help you feel lighter after that heavy (but tasty) Christmas treat!
A large 3-ouce gingerbread cookie: 350 calories.
Exercise idea: Spend 20 minutes on the elliptical machine at the gym and wave bye-bye to the little gingerbread man.
One mince pie: 450 calories (who'd have thought a little cake could be so calorie-dense?)
Exercise idea: It'll take 45 minutes of jogging to burn one mince pie.
A glass of champagne: 95 calories.
Exercise idea: Walk up and down the stairs for 15 minutes to blast off those bubbles. If you've indulged in more than one glass, exercise can be an excellent way to shake off a hangover.
What's your favorite exercise to get rid of the Christmas dinner calories?