Shopping is Exercise

While you are finishing your Christmas shopping, be cognizant of all the exercise you are getting. Yes—if you are on your feet for a few hours and you do it right—shopping can be good for you.

First, park your car far from the mall so you get some extra steps in there and back.  Do this even if you see a great spot right near the entrance! If you crave a treat while shopping, do pass up the Cinnabon stand and vie for a Skinny Latte instead.

Then, before you leave, make sure to walk around the mall one last time, with the heavy bags in tow.  If you follow our advice, you will likely have burned more calories than you took in. Now, that’s a successful shopping day!