Can’t fit your regular exercise routine in the midst of the busy holiday season? You may be burning more calories than you think. Of course nothing replaces REAL exercise BUT, if you’re feeling bad you’ll be surprised to learn that some fairly routine holiday tasks burn calories too.

Activity Calories Burned/Hour
Wrapping gifts 150
Building a snowman 169
Dressing for a party (shower to shoes) 169
Trimming the Tree/Bush 170
Preparing holiday meal 170
Holiday shopping 175
Cleaning house (dust, vacuum, mop) 180
Grocery shopping 240
Dancing at party 270
Carrying groceries upstairs 545

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