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Eating Up Leads to Working Out

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RALEIGH — It looks as if plenty of people are hurryingto lose the calories they put on at Thanksgiving before Christmas buffetsand parties get under way.

Dozens of folks who went to sleep with full stomachs Thursday decidedto head to the gym yesterday.

Health clubs filled up fast as people pounded the treadmills hard to shed calories and guilt.

One visitor to a local health club was Angela Maiden, who said -- asshe continued her work-out on the equipment -- that performing rigorousexercise made her feel less guilty about what she ate on Thanksgiving.

Her view was shared by many others who were keeping her company onother stair-steppers, treadmills, rowing machines and weight-liftingstations around the room.

With area temperatures in the sunny 60s, sports clubs were not the onlyplaces seeing action -- lots of homeowners took a break from thedrumsticks and football to rake or blow leaves from their lawns or to getin what could be the last mowing of the year.

Taking a leisurely walk with the family dog was also high on the listof activities. The autumn day was perfect for taking time with Fido.

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