Work off those high-calorie holiday treats
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree will burn off a few calories, but for the most part, avoiding packing on a few “seasonal” pounds is more of a struggle than trying to squeeze Santa down a standard-sized chimney.
Trying to adhere to any kind of strict diet while navigating your way through a myriad of holiday parties and dinners is pretty much a recipe for disaster (not to mention a joy killer) but that doesn’t mean you should consume every rum ball, shortbread cookie or candycane cocktail that crosses your path, either.
Once you know exactly how much sweat equity is required to stop that moment of festive cheer on the lips from settling on your hips, we’re willing to bet you’ll start being a little more selective about the choices you make. Alternatively, it’s always good karma to shovel your neighbour’s driveway to work off all that figgy pudding.
Here’s a breakdown of popular holiday treats and what you’ll have to do to work them off: