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Tips to Burn those Holiday Calories

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Hi Folks! Everybody’s been busy listing down their New Year’s resolution and one thing for sure that wont miss in their listing is the weight reduction program. Now is the best time to kick off those holiday calories.

To help you determine what program is best for your daily schedule, here is a list various activities and their corresponding burn effect.

Use this chart as a reference and kick off those unwanted fats.

aerobics: low impact 170
aerobics: high impact 238
elliptical trainer: general 213
calisthenics: vigorous, jumping jacks, push-ups, sit-ups, pullups 272
weight lifting: light/moderate 108
weight lifting: vigorous 207
running: 6.7 mph (9 min/mile) 374
walk: 4 mph (15 min/mi) 170
stretching: mild, hatha yoga 85
ice skating: moderate intensity 238
sledding, toboggan, bobsled 238
skiing/snowboarding: downhill, moderate effort 204
operating a snow blower: walking 153
shoveling snow: by hand 238
vacuuming 119
cleaning house: general, light 87
decorating Christmas tree 85
food shopping: with cart 78
christmas shopping 78
playing w/kids: moderate effort 153
baking and food preparation 136
Unloading car 102

Extra Activities to Burn a Few More Calories

Here are some extra activity to burn off a few more calories. Try these and you’ll be amazed of the result.

  • Sets of 25 jumping jacks at commercial breaks while watching “A Christmas Story” on TV.
  • Dance around the living room to holiday music with your kids.
  • Do wall sits while you are writing your grocery list.
  • Take the stairs at the mall rather than the escalator or the elevator.
  • Don’t sit down while you are talking on the phone. Walk around the house in one giant circle.
  • After dinner don’t sit down to chat, bundle up and take the dog for a walk with a few family members.
  • Hands down, THE biggest calorie burning tip: Make sure to get in a good workout the morning of your holiday party, or rather, parties. You can see from the chart above what a difference even just a half an hour can make. And, you are not just going to burn during that alloted time, you will burn more calories all day long.



Written by orvillequillao

January 2, 2009 at 1:56 am

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  1. Great suggestions. Decide to do something for your health everyday. One little thing may not help but at the end of the month 30 the little things add up. Smile!

    Burn Calories

    August 14, 2010 at 5:02 am

  2. Very good tips 🙂 I think the most important one is exercising daily. We must use our body, otherwise it will betray us.If only I were able to do at least five of your tips, I would feel much better

    Burn Calories

    August 14, 2010 at 5:12 am

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