Sunday, December 20, 2009

Monday's Move of the Week

The Move: Enjoying the Holidays

Now I don’t promote skipping your workouts just because you get busy during the holidays, BUT in case you get behind a bit in your exercise routine, there are ways to burn extra calories during Christmas and New Year’s celebrating. Check out how many calories you can burn doing the following typical holiday activities for 60 minutes*:

  • Dancing the night away: 300 calories
  • Cleaning house before guests arrive: 205 calories
  • Shoveling snow off your driveway/sidewalk: 409 calories
  • Shopping for the perfect gifts: 175 calories
  • Ice Skating: 477 calories
  • Helping kiddos play with their new toys: 225 calories

All of these activities are great because they work the entire body AND are things you might have been planning to do anyway! So lend a hand doing the dishes, playing with your nieces and nephews and become healthier and happier as a result!

*calorie burn is based on a person weighing 150 lbs

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