Cycle Off Thanksgiving Dinner

The average American consumes about 4,500 calories at his or her Thanksgiving dinner. That’s right, 4,500 calories. That’s more than twice your requirement for a full day. Now, short of climbing Mt. Rainier or running a marathon, there’s no way you’re going to burn off nearly 5,000 calories but you can make a sizeable dent by exercising.

Riding your bike fast, say 16 miles an hour for 3 hours would burn off roughly 2,900 of those extra K-Cals. If you skipped breakfast and ate only your Thanksgiving meal, that little bike ride would put you right in the ballpark for the number of calories you should have for the day: 2,000.

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