10 Ways To Burn Those Extra Holiday Calories

10 Ways To Burn Those Extra Holiday Calories

On 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!

10 Ways to Burn Those Extra HolidayCalories

(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!

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Finding healthy snack ideas that excite my family at home does not have to be a chore.  Tasty snacks can be healthy too, and just a little creativity in the kitchen is all it takes to make delicious, nutritious!  Try avoiding those packaged and processed snack packs.  Although they may seem convenient, they are usually nutritionally empty.  Try filling up on healthy, wholesome foods such as apples, celery, carrots or other produce.  Our family loves to dip everything in Betsy’s Best for fiber and a nutrient-rich snack that keeps us coming back! Check out our recipes section of the site for healthy snack ideas from the Betsy’s Best kitchen – like this Homemade Sprouted Buckwheat Granola

From my kitchen to yours, have a healthy day!

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