More than 75 percent of people choose not to put gravy on their Thanksgiving turkey, and 20 percent more people had sex during the holidays than did the dishes, according to new data released by LIVESTRONG.COM,a Demand Media® (NYSE: DMD) property and a leading fitness, nutrition and health resource for consumers.
LIVESTRONG.COM’s four million members tracked close to two billion calories using the site’s MyPlate tool and Calorie Tracker mobile app during the 2010 holiday season. Member data is telling of what Americans will be eating this calorie-rich season and how they’ll burn off those calories.
“At LIVESTRONG.COM, we know that the holiday season is challenging for people striving to meet their health and fitness goals,” says Adam Bornstein, editorial director, LIVESTRONG.COM. “By sharing our data and offering helpful content, tools and community support this holiday season, we hope to help people stay on track and make informed decisions when hitting the Thanksgiving dinner or the holiday buffet.”
Talking Turkey – what’s really on the holiday table, according to LIVESTRONG.COM’s MyPlate data:
It’s no surprise that LIVESTRONG.COM members’ fitness activity levels drop by 30 percent during the holiday season. Yet they find some surprising ways to work off the calories with a variety of physical activities.
Visit LIVESTRONG.COM to track food and calorie intake, monitor weight loss goals and access thousands of healthy, festive recipes this holiday season.
LIVESTRONG.COM inspires and empowers people to achieve their daily goals around living healthy and connects them with useful tools, trustworthy information and a passionate, engaged community of likeminded people, who are willing to share their experiences. LIVESTRONG.COM also believes that healthy living is essential to the prevention of cancer and other illnesses and therefore is a proud licensing partner of the Lance Armstrong Foundation that has contributed over $3M in support of their mission to provided services to those affected by cancer. For additional information about LIVESTRONG.COM, please visit: www.LIVESTRONG.COM.
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