Dr Lexington on ‘Burning the Christmas calories off’ 


It’s that time of year again – the countdown to Christmas has begun; meaning plans for your annual office party will undoubtedly be set in motion. Whether you’ll be dining at a fine restaurant or going out for drinks, Christmas parties allow colleagues to bond and relax away from their desks, creating memories (and some regrets) that’ll be the talk of next year.
However, amongst all the festivities, did you know you could actually be burning quite a few calories? Check out these Christmas party classics that can surprisingly shed your seasonal calories from the health and fitness advisors at Discount Supplements:
How Many Calories Are in the Average Christmas Meal?
Let’s face it, we all love tucking into a Christmas dinner; making a restaurant an ideal choice for a work’s gathering. Typically, whilst we’re indulging in our festive feast, we seem to forget the amount of calories we’re consuming, in fact – studies show we gain between 1lb – 13lbs over the Christmas period.
These statistics aren’t too surprising, for the average Christmas meal contains 1992kcal, with most of them coming from starchy favourite roast potatoes (3=520kcal), protein packed turkey (208kcal) and the classic Christmas pudding (330kcal). Overall, this amounts to almost an entire daily calorie intake for men and women in one meal and 4 slices of Yule log! Considering you’ll be eating a second on Christmas day with family and friends away from work, these numbers are certainly a cause for concern…

How Much Exercise is required to Burn these Calories?
Once the New Year rolls in, several of us set a resolution to shed our winter weight gain. Last year, weight loss came top for the most popular New Year’s resolution, amounting to 38% in total. However, with our Christmas meals overloaded with calories, burning this amount certainly seems a challenge.

Dance off the Calories:

Dancing is a Christmas party fundamental; especially once the drinks start flowing. There’s nothing better than seeing your usually quiet and sensible colleagues showing off their embarrassing moves to cheesy music. However, amongst all that entertainment, you could actually be burning an astonishing amount of calories. After all, who’s to say exercise can’t be fun?

Singing Classic Christmas Hits:

Murdering Christmas songs on karaoke is a great source of amusement for all, even if your voice is left strained afterwards. Surprisingly, singing for 30 minutes can burn 68kcal, so start practicing your favourite Christmas hit!

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