“High-street Christmas shopping will make you thin!” says high street shopping guide
What a great excuse for some retail therapy! Christmas shopping burns over 1,500 calories – that’s nearly a whole day’s worth
From flocks of screaming children to mile-long queues, many women dread the annual Christmas shopping trip.
But while the festive shopping spree may be damaging to your purse and feet, it does wonders for your waist line.
New research has revealed that Brits burn 1,572 calories on an average shopping trip – that’s nearly a whole day’s worth.
Christmas is just around the corner, and with it the culmination of hours and weeks spent trawling the shops – despite, of course, the recent reports that we’re all doing our shopping online and shunning the high street.
Still, those of us who did venture out into the real world can count ourselves doubly blessed – not only did we bag that perfect present for whichever loved one wrote ‘piece of useless tat I’ll throw in a drawer and immediately forget about’ on their list to santa, but we also bagged ourselves an excellent workout.
The study by Udozi and YouGov also found that the average Brit will walk just under 20 miles doing their Christmas shopping – a similar distance between Clapham, South London and Romford in Essex.
I say hurrah for Udozi, the high street comparison site, for unselfishly discovering just how good visiting the high street can be for us.