According to Ebay, listings of the running machines have increased by a whopping 71.8 per cent in the last month!
It appears that we're all keen to shed a few pounds and squeeze in to our party frocks. But, rather than hitting the streets, we're doing it from the comfort of our own home.
Last year, it was revealed that on Christmas day alone, we consume 7,000 calories – yes, really!
So this year it looks like us Brits are opting to fight off the extra pounds by investing in fitness devices.
The online auction website also reported that sales of fitness trackers are up by an impressive 108 per cent, while listings of dumbbells have increased by two-thirds.
Laura Wilkinson-Rea, a spokesperson for the website, said: "Although we welcome the party season, many are weary of keeping fit despite the winter weather and holiday temptation."
Well, it's one way to justify that extra mince pie!
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