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Retail therapy has everything you need to keep you in shape, says intu Uxbridge!

Added on: 23rd January, 2020 by Leigh_50559

Retail therapy has everything you need to keep you in shape, says intu Uxbridge!

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Thu, 23 January 2020

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An average shopping trip around intu Uxbridge could see you burn 400 calories, the equivalent of a vegan sausage roll.

With ‘Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day’ – the day on which most people give up their resolutions this week, intu Uxbridge is encouraging visitors to stay in shape, be healthy and happy by giving out on-the-spot rewards to people seen taking the stairs!

Doing a circuit around intu Uxbridge is approximately 750 metres – that’s without popping into any of the stores - 150 calories burned already. Add in the retracing your steps to speed up the reluctant children or meandering partner, plus deciding and undeciding on which dress to buy, that’s around 3,500 steps. Factor in carrying the extra weight of shopping bags and it’s estimated you can burn on average 320 – 370 calories in a two-hour shop. That’s the equivalent of a cheeseburger from McDonalds.

All of this without climbing a single step. intu Uxbridge has 160 steps in total, do them all to get to your car and burn another 30 calories. Combine this with your retail therapy ‘shop-ercise’ and that’s half a Margherita Pizza from Pizza Express or two caramel lattes from Starbucks.

Over the next week, if you’re spotted taking the stairs by a member of intu Uxbridge’s team during January, you could be in for a fabulous surprise treat!

Laurie Taylor, general manager of intu Uxbridge, said: “This is all about helping our visitors to look after themselves, and making them feel good for 2020! We do whatever we can to have a positive impact on the community, and we think helping people to be active and feel happy is a good place to start.”

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