Back of the Pack: Battling the holiday bulge â€” with bacteria?
Battling the holiday bulge â€” with bacteria?
Thursday, December 21, 2006 | 04:18 PM ET
By Peter Hadzipetros
Those clothes of yours feeling a little tighter these days as you just can’t resist the urge to nibble on those holiday goodies that someone always seems to leave lying around? Maybe you’re already looking around for the best deals on fitness club memberships â€” so you can start working off those extra pounds at the gym on Jan. 2.
If you want to avoid the weight gain, you should’ve started working on burning off those extra calories already. A couple of preventative walks could’ve earned you a few guilt-free shortbread cookies.
It takes substantially more to work off your basic Christmas dinner â€” even a modest feast can add up to 4,000 calories or more pretty quickly. The average 155-pound person would have to walk 55 kilometres to work that off.