How to burn off those calories!

by Michelle on December 22, 2017

After a beautiful holiday meal the only thing on most people’s mind is relaxing…and maybe taking a nap!  That’s fine sometimes, but if you want to try and burn off some of those calories you might want to get moving.  With a full stomach it’s not advisable to be too active since your body is trying to process what was eaten, but some gentle activity is actually good for digestion.

Here are lists of some activities that you can try for about thirty minutes to an hour:

(Total calories burned depends on variables like gender, age, weight, muscle mass, etc. as well as intensity)

ACTIVITY (MILD – MODERATE) 30 MINUTES 60 MINUTES
Yoga (light effort; NOT hot yoga) 86 calories burned 171 calories burned
Walking (light to moderate) 93 calories burned 185 calories burned
Cleaning (moderate activity) 113 calories burned 225 calories burned
Dancing (mild movements) 137 calories burned 273 calories burned
Biking (light, moderate effort) 197 calories burned 393 calories burned

 

(Please be sure to wait 3-4 hours after you have finished eating to try these activities)

ACTIVITY (MODERATE – INTENSE) 30 MINUTES 60 MINUTES
Swimming (moderate effort) 202 calories burned 403 calories burned
Skiing (general downhill, moderate effort) 239 calories burned 477 calories burned
Ice Skating (moderate effort) 239 calories burned 477 calories burned
Basketball (moderate effort) 248 calories burned 495 calories burned
Running (moderate speed) 256 calories burned 512 calories burned

 

Even if you don’t feel like being active after eating a lot keep in mind that staying vertical is key to good digestion.  Even reclining beyond forty five degrees can cause problems.  So enjoy that delicious meal and those that you share it with!

 

 

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