Too much holiday feasting? Daily exercise helps restore the balance
During cold winter days and holiday festivities, it’s easy to consume food calories that are not burned off through physical activity. For one week, a small group of healthy young men restricted their daily activities to below 4,000 steps/day and increased their caloric intake by 50%. Half of them increased calorie intake by 75% and walked/ran on a treadmill for 45 minutes/day at 70% of maximum oxygen uptake, while being inactive the rest of the time.