WELLNESS
11/26/2014 08:16 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

This Is How To Burn Off All Those Thanksgiving Calories

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It is not a secret that Americans overeat on Thanksgiving. We typically consume more calories during this one meal than we ingest in an entire regular day. According to the Calorie Control Center, Americans eat anywhere from 3,000 to 4,500 calories at this annual feast. That's equivalent to about seven Big Macs. It would take more than 20 hours of bowling to burn all of that off. Or, if bowling isn't your game, you could spend nearly eight hours shooting hoops (maybe instead of playing "Horse," you'd play "Turkey" for festivity's sake) before you broke even.

Of course, you can't out-exercise an unhealthy diet, and we don't recommend spending time post-Thanksgiving un-doing your delicious meal. We say, enjoy the day, the food and the company -- and then get back to your normal routine. If you're curious how other activities match up to your Thanksgiving plate, check out the infographic below, courtesy of CoachUp.

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