You'll need to run two marathons to work off Christmas dinner, study says
We all overindulge *a little* during the holidays, right? Probably not as little as you think! Research has shown that we take in almost three days worth of calories on Christmas day alone!
A survey of more than1,000 people shows our little holiday excesses are adding up to real pounds to be shed during the spring! They found that Christmas day celebrations pack a major caloric punch, especially once booze and all-day snacking are added in.
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The average person is consuming 5,241 calories on December 25th, and while the occasional trek over our nutritional limit isn’t earth shaking, the holiday season really takes its toll.
So what would it take to undo the Yuletide damage? For the average person, running two marathons, burning 100 calories per mile, could erase Christmas day. Or how about bicycling 109 miles uphill? Swimming laps for 13 hours? Even hitting the gym at full force, burning 590 calories per hour, would still take you nine hours to release the one-day holiday calories.
Those figures are taking the holiday cheer out of this elastic waistband holiday! Put the cookie down, and step away from the dinner rolls. Best to stick with turkey and vegetables!