Go Ahead… Deck Those Halls!

This is a fun way to remember that all the hustle and bustle of the holidays can burn calories.

The Cooper Institute, which is a global preventative medicine research and education facility, has compiled a list of “Burning Calories – Holiday Style”-listing some favorite holiday activities and how many calories each of them burns in 30 minutes.

• Dashing through the snow (on foot, not in a sleigh!) = 330 calories
• Jumping for joy = 330 calories
• Sawing down the Christmas tree = 270 calories
• Sledding = 270 calories
• Chopping wood = 240 calories
• Shoveling snow = 240 calories
• Shopping on December 24th = 150 calories
• Decking the halls = 120 calories
• Caroling = 90 calories
• Shopping = 90 calories
• Trimming the tree = 60 calories
• Wrapping gifts = 60 calories
• Kneeling in prayer = 60 calories
• Kissing under the mistletoe = 30 calories
• Reading holiday stories = 30 calories
• Baking cookies = 250 calories

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