Exercising off the 3,000 calories of a basic (no alcohol or appetizers) traditional holiday meal is formidable. Dr. Cedric Bryant, the American Council on Exercise chief exercise physiologist, says to do that a 160-pound person would need to run at a moderate pace for four hours or swim for five hours or walk 30 miles.
Break that meal down into exercise-noted portions and you can make choices about how much you really want to eat that piece of pie and what you need to do to burn off its calories.
The following is based on a 160-pound person. Burn those calories!
Glass of wine
Walk - 1.2 miles
Cup of eggnog
Walk - 3.5 miles
Half-cup of veggies
Run - a quarter mile
Half-cup of mixed nuts
Run - 4.4 miles
Six ounces of turkey
Elliptical Train - 26 mins
Half-cup of stuffing
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