Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Is football making you fat?

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Football is a sport that can burn a ton of calories. But guess what? That's only if you play it. If your idea of participating in a football game is wolfing down some beer and hot dogs while you cheer on your favourite team, chances are this 'sport' is making you fat.

Still, taking in a football game wouldn't be the same without the junk food. Here are some tips:
  • Compensate. If you know you're going to be indulging, get up early and head to the gym for a couple of hours before kick-off.
  • Remember, moderation is the key. A few cheesy nachos isn't so bad, but a few dozen will pack a calorie wallop.
  • Pick your battles. If the Pats are your favourite team, don't go crazy when it's the Seahawks vs. the Steelers. Save your partying for the Pats games.
  • Host the guys (or girls) at your house. When the game's on your home turf, you can make sure the snacks are healthy, or at least healthier.
  • Play it. Instead of always watching it from the couch, why not organize a game of pick-up in your backyard before or after the game?
How do you celebrate football season without ruining your diet?

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