How to Cut Post-Thanksgiving Weight Gain by Mixing Exercises (Photos)

From raking leaves to swimming, see the best calorie-cutting activities to prevent post-Turkey Day weight gain.

The average American will consume 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving Day—the equivalent of five and a half Big Macs. But there are ways to compensate for the feasting and keep weight gain at bay. From swimming to raking leaves, The Daily Beast times the best combination of exercises for working off those Turkey Day pounds—whether the menu item is stuffing, brisket, or beer. (Note: Calories burned are based on calculated averages and may vary for individuals.)

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Apple Pie (1 slice) = 420 calories

Running: 30 minutes

Swimming: 53 minutes

Hatha Yoga: 105 minutes

Raking Leaves: 56 minutes

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Mashed Potatoes (2.4 cups) = 660 calories

Running: 47 minutes

Swimming: 83 minutes

Hatha Yoga: 165 minutes

Scrubbing the Bathtub: 99 minutes

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Eggnog (1 cup) = 345 calories

Running: 25 minutes

Swimming: 43 minutes

Hatha Yoga: 86 minutes

Loading the Dishwasher: 99 minutes

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Turkey (4.5 slices) = 375 calories

Running: 27 minutes

Swimming: 47 minutes

Hatha Yoga: 94 minutes

Preparing Dinner: 141 minutes

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Beef Brisket (8 oz.) = 615 calories

Running: 44 minutes

Swimming: 77 minutes

Hatha Yoga: 154 minutes

Shelving Groceries: 168 minutes

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Stuffing = 165 calories

Running: 12 minutes

Swimming: 21 minutes

Hatha Yoga: 41 minutes

Watching Football: 141 minutes

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Brownie = 300 calories

Running: 21 minutes

Swimming: 38 minutes

Hatha Yoga: 75 minutes

Napping: 340 minutes

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Movie Theater Popcorn = 1,100 calories

Running: 79 minutes

Swimming: 138 minutes

Hatha Yoga: 275 minutes

Playing Touch Football: 140 minutes

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Beer (1 bottle Sam Adams Winter Lager) = 515 calories

Running: 37 minutes

Swimming: 64 minutes

Hatha Yoga: 129 minutes

Decorating the House: 96 minutes