Calorie Burning Exercises to Work Off That Thanksgiving Dinner

a thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving is a momentous occasion with food portions to match. Studies show, most people consume around 4,000 to 5,000 calories on this day. To put this in perspective, most nutritional facts are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. The good news is, this feast can be enjoyed without the guilt if a few calorie-killing workouts are performed.

Swimming

Swimming is a phenomenal workout because the whole body works. Since nearly every muscle in the body is employed when swimming, it is one of the highest calorie-burning exercises that can be done. It is also a fairly low impact workout that spares the wear and tear on joints.

Jumping Rope

This workout requires a great deal of exertion. Maintaining a jump for 30 minutes can burn at least 400 calories.

Winter Sports

A day spend skiing or snowboarding is an incredible way to work up a sweat and burn an abundance of calories. This workout can be fun and the slopes will be open just in time for the post-thanksgiving calorie burn session.

Hiking

One of the best ways to burn calories is by getting out into nature. This tranquil method of exercise can be very effective. Hiking hills and mountains requires more effort due to the slope and elevation, developing great results.

Feasting for the holidays can be very enjoyable, as long as there is balance. Burning those holiday calories can be just as fun as well!

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