Women will need to run for five hours two minutes to burn off the food they eat on Christmas Day, while men face jogging for four hours 25 minutes, a study found.
Women will consume 3,514 calories on December 25 and men a waist-expanding 3,640 calories – up to 76 per cent more than the recommended daily allowance.
And with Britons enjoying an average of four festive dinners this month, many will need to exercise much harder throughout January.
Christmas is just around the corner, and with it the all-important family meal. But while it’s an opportunity to relax with your loved ones, the meal also represents a real danger to your waistline, with women in particular requiring a reasonable amount of exercise to burn off the excess fat put on over Christmas Day.
At least, that’s what kitchen appliance Breville would like you to think:
A quarter will not sit down to turkey, with six per cent having a curry, the Breville survey found.