How to Burn off Your Thanksgiving Meal

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

This article was last updated on November 11, 2016

Now that you have “gobbled” down all the turkey and stuffing from Thanksgiving, it’s time to burn off those pumpkin pie calories and WalkPittsburgh and UPMC are here to help you “step” your way to a healthier you!

Some holiday favorites pack more of a calorie punch than others – and let’s not forget about those leftovers, either. Do you know how many miles or steps you need to take in order to work off that delicious holiday meal?

Walking is a great way to increase physical wellness: It lowers your blood pressure and increases your overall mood. But you know what’s really great about walking? It’s free and easy.

All you need to get started is a good pair of shoes, a pedometer or the WalkPittsburgh App (which converts your smartphone into a pedometer and counts your walking steps for you), and a stop watch so you can walk a measured mile and determine your walking pace.

That’s it! It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

If you’re interested in learning more tips on walking as a healthy commuting alternative, how walking can benefit your overall wellness and how to download the WalkPittsburgh Walking App, visit the WalkPittsburgh website and help Pittsburgh become “One of America’s Most Walkable Cities.”

Learn how to burn off your Thanksgiving meal






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