Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Countdown - 7

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The Holiday Season is upon us, and with such festivities brings lots of treats, goodies, and let's face it - lot's of temptations. As long as you are responsible about it, you don't have to deprive yourself of every treat that passes by you - just try some of these fun, calorie-burning exercises to make up for your *cough* indiscretion.

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HG Special Report: Holiday Calorie Burners 
Here's the lowdown on a few common activities for this time of year and how many calories you can burn doing 'em! (Averages based on a 160-lb. person.)

Holiday Shopping - Two hours of shopping will burn about 334 calories. Congrats! You just burned off nearly a full cup of homemade stuffing -- which is good because your mom's recipe is hard to resist.

Cooking a Feast - Making a big meal? You'll burn around 145 calories per hour spent hustling around the kitchen. If you're the type who spends all day cooking, that could turn into a serious workout! An hour's work will take care of the calories in a glass of wine or sparkling cider, so reward yourself.

Shoveling Snow - Sure, 45 minutes spent shoveling the cold white stuff is a serious chore, but it will burn almost 330 calories. That'll nearly cancel out a slice of real pumpkin pie, so don't stress if you've gotta have it.

Cleaning Up After a Holiday Party - So your house is trashed after your big holiday party. On the bright side, an hour spent cleaning up will burn about 218 calories. After an hour and a half's work, you'll have earned yourself one or two of those sugar cookies your sister always brings.

To calculate dozens of activities based on your specific weight,click here! Then get movin' and chewin'...


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