Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas! Burn Off Christmas Calories with a Festive Walk

Source: BBC News (Summary by NIM)

Did you know that the average person typically consumes about 1,500 calories during Christmas dinner? That's roughly half of the daily recommended calories for a man and nearly two thirds that of a woman's. And that's not even including other meals, snacks or desserts! Plus, who can forget about all those goodies consumed during the holiday season in general?

In order to combat those extra holiday pounds, the British department of health is recommending that their citizens take a festive Christmas walk following their meals. They've even included a list of popular walking trails throughout England. Even a walk of one mile could make a difference to your waistline.

British Public health minister Gillian Merron said: "Whatever the weather, a traditional festive walk is a great way for families and friends to avoid that sluggish feeling and have a more active Christmas."

Find out more about Christmas walks in the article "'Burn off' Christmas with a walk" from BBC News (Dec. 22, 2009).

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!