Amount Of Exercise You’ll Need To Do To Burn Off Halloween Candy Stolen From Your Kids
I don't know about you but when I am sitting there handing out candy to the little darlings on Halloween it goes...one piece for them , one piece for me. Can you relate to this? Well God bless the folks at Men's Health and other places on the web because if you've ever wondered how much exercise you'll need to do to burn it all back off they have broken it down for us nicely. Warning: You may find yourself cutting back on the Halloween snacking after seeing the cost to keep it from sticking to your middle or some other part of your anatomy.
Let's start with my personal favorite:
5 Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups 220 calories, 13 grams of fat, running 17 minutes, swimming 15 minutes, cycling 39 minutes, lifting 26 minutes or 17 minutes of sparring.
2 Fun Size Kit Kat Bars 210 calories, 11 grams of fat, running 16 minutes, swimming 15 minutes, cycling 37 minutes, lifting for 24 minutes or 16 minutes of sparring.
2 Fun Size Snickers 160 calories, 8 grams of fat, running 12 minutes, swimming 11 minutes, cycling 169 minutes, lifting for 28 minutes or 13 minutes of sparring.
2 York Peppermint Patties Fun Size 120 calories, 2 grams of fat, running 9 minutes, swimming 8 minutes, cycling 21 minutes, lifting for 14 minutes or 9 minutes of sparring.
These statistics are based on a 180 pound male. Running at an 11.5 minute mile and cycling at an easy pace of under 10 MPH. And being a 132 pound woman who wouldn't run unless you are chasing me with a gun...I'm screwed.
Didn't see you favorites here? No fear Men's Health has the full list for your reading displeasure here.
To be fair to the fairer sex let's break this down another way. According to Fitday:
30 minutes of raking burns about 225 calories
30 minutes of making beds burns 130 calories
30 minutes of vacuuming burns 90 calories
30 minutes climbing stairs burns 285 calories
OR...more up my alley, livingstrong says walking for one hour at a brisk pace burns about 200 calories give or take, and for the record I'd be much more likely to do than housework, just sayin'