You can cycle off many of those extra Turkey Day calories in just 3 hours.
You know the feeling; Thanksgiving dinner is over, you feel bloated and lethargic and your senses are dulled. All you want is to lie down and pass out but there’s no room because your family members already occupy the couch and easy chairs.
What to do? Get on your bicycle and take a 3-hour ride!
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.
Plus, when you get back from your ride you’ll feel energized and look great while the rest of your dinner mates will still resemble extras in a zombie movie.