How to burn off Thanksgiving dinner

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT)- The average thanksgiving meal is a couple thousand calories.

Trainers at Fit for Life 24 in Greenville added it up. If you ate just one plate of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet tea, and pumpkin pie your calorie count would be around 1,190.

To try and burn it off trainer Joey Garris put together a workout. The circuit includes five deadlifts, 10 sit-ups, 10 burpees, 5 box jumps, 10 kettle bell swings, and 10 calories on the rower.

Fit for life trainer Joey Garris says one time through the circuit only burns about 40 to 50 calories. That means you’d have to go through the circuit 23 times just to work off Thursday’s feast.

Thanksgiving isn’t the only thing we have to worry about this holiday season. Statistics show people gain 7 to 12 pounds during this time of year. The folks at fit for life have some advice to curb the holiday gains.

Fit for life trainer Brandon Luther says, “Get up each day, move as much as possible, get into the gym, do some cardio, do some strength training.”

The moral of the story is, stay as active as possible, and everything in moderation.

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