The holidays are known as the best time of the year, but also the most exhausting. In addition to running and cross training exercise, your burning calories cooking, shopping, raking leaves and even wrapping presents! Have you ever wondered how many calories you burn while performing these activities? The answers from South Beach Diet may surprise you!

Holiday Activity Per Minute Per 30 Minutes
Shopping at the mall 2.7 81
Wrapping Presents 2.1 63
Cleaning the House 3.0 90
Cooking 3.9 117
Washing Dishes 2.4 72
Traveling via Bus, Plane or Train 6.3 190
Playing in the Snow 3.3 100
Grocery Shopping 2.7 81
Raking Leaves 4.5 136
Singing and Dancing 6.0 179
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