University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Happy healthy holidays from Health and Wellness

The Cooper Institute has compiled a list of "Burning Calories - Holiday Style," a listing of some favorite holiday activities and how many calories each of them burns in 30 minutes.

  • Dashing through the snow (on foot, not in a sleigh!) = 330 calories
  • Jumping for joy = 330 calories
  • Sawing down the Christmas tree = 270 calories
  • Sledding = 270 calories
  • Chopping wood = 240 calories
  • Shoveling snow = 240 calories
  • Shopping on Dec. 24 = 150 calories
  • Decking the halls = 120 calories
  • Caroling = 90 calories
  • Shopping = 90 calories
  • Trimming the tree = 60 calories
  • Wrapping gifts = 60 calories
  • Kneeling in prayer = 60 calories
  • Kissing under the mistletoe = 30 calories
  • Reading holiday stories = 30 calories
  • Baking cookies = 250 calories

-- Health and Wellness.


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