How Far You Have To Walk In NYC To Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner

We assume you’ve woken from your Turkey day induced food-coma. Time to hit the NYC in search of Black-Friday deals… but exactly how far do you have to walk to burn off the Thanksgiving feast? We’re about to tell you.

So how far would you have to walk to burn off the delicious turkey dinner you ate yesterday? First, let’s look at how many calories you actually ate.

The calorie count:

According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American eats about 3,000 calories during a Thanksgiving holiday. The typical dinner alone contains a whopping 3,150 calories:


So how far do you have to walk?

the healthcare company Treated released this map of the subway system…notice something different? It shows you how many calories you’ll burn by walking from one station to the next!  The map was developed to encourage New Yorkers to exercise more and skip taking the subway when possible.

So how do you burn  off all those Thanksgiving calories by walking? Let’s say you live in Williamsburg, off the Marcy Ave stop on the JMZ, and you work in Midtown near Bryant Park. Walking to work instead of taking the M train would burn 427 calories, so you would have to walk to and from work all of next week in order to burn 4,500 calories.

Or, suppose you live in Stuy Town and you work on Wall Street. You’d have to walk to and from work for eight days in order to burn off your Thanksgiving dinner.

This may not be realistic for all commuters—especially now that it’s cold out—but if you’re bundled up and have an extra hour or two, the walk really isn’t so bad!

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