You can run for an hour to work off two slices of pumpkin pie
We know it’s hard to push back from the holiday table and think about exercise. But we’ve done the work for you and figured out how much running, walking or football with the family it will take to shed the calories from that pumpkin pie and more.
“I love eating, but I also love football,” says Jordan Fliegel, CEO of CoachUp, a private-coaching network for athletes. “My big tip is getting your game on before the Thanksgiving meal, since it’s harder to be motivated to get exercise later on.” Working out in the morning or before a big meal can keep your cravings in check. You tend to feel better after you work out, so you’re less likely to fill up with extra calories.
But if you didn’t get a chance to break a sweat before the turkey and all the trimmings, then find a fun way to exercise so it’s less of a hassle. “Thanksgiving is time off, but it’s also time for friends and family. If you want to go on a run or walk, go as a group. Or find a dance class for everyone,” says Fliegel.
Below is a list of ways to work off each part of the Thanksgiving meal from the experts at CoachUp. Now you have no excuse.
2 slices of pumpkin pie (632 calories)- 1 hour of running at 5 m.p.h.
1 turkey drumstick (112 calories)- 11 minutes of running
4 helpings of cranberry sauce (344 calories)- 34 minutes of running
2 glasses of apple cider (240 calories)- 24 minutes of running
1 handful of candied pecans, 2 oz. (278 calories)- 28 minutes of running
3 scoops of gravy (150 calories)- 15 minutes of running
4 helpings of stuffing (760 calories)- 1 hour and 15 minutes of running
5 helpings of green-bean casserole (375 calories)- 37 minutes of running
November 27, 2013
By Alexandra Sifferlin