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23 Nov

Holiday Helpers | Burn Those Calories

A woman decorating her Christmas tree burns 300 calories in one hourOn Black Friday, as you fight your way for the sale of the year, do you realize how much activity and walking you do from store to store? The holidays are not all bad when it comes to health habits. We just need to focus on doing more of the good ones! Staying active is not hard to do; you just need to make sure you are doing it...DAILY! Here is an incentive to see how many calories you burn in your daily lifestyle activities. Happy Holiday Shopping! 

Calories burned (based on a 140- to 150-pound person) 

  • Decorating house or tree using ladders
    • 1 hr: 300 calories
  • Walking while shopping
    • 2.0 mph for 1 hr: 200 calories
  • Writing cards or thank you notes
    • 2 hrs: 150 calories
  • Holiday baking/cooking
    • 1 hr: 159-195 calories
  • Re-arranging furniture
    • 30 min: 240 calories
  • Chopping wood
    • 1 hour: 500 calories
  • Grocery shopping
    • 1 hr: 146 calories
  • Vacuuming
    • 22 min: 150 calories
  • Dusting
    • 30 min: 40 calories
  • Dancing
    • 1 hr: 300 calories 

So MOVE your way into a healthy holiday and feel good about your holiday chore list!

Love Betsy's Best


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