Calories versus Exercise

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We all know that exercise should be done as a means of keeping fit and healthy, however there a many people who use it as a way of burning off those extra calories they have consumed. The number of calories you burn with exercise depends on your weight, the activity and the intensity at which you perform it.

You’d be quite surprised to find out how hard you need to work out to burn off that meat pie you had for lunch! See the chart below as a rough guideline to see how much exercise (on top of your normal work out) is required to burn off those extra and unnecessary calories.

1 Large Full Cream Milk Latte 340 calories/1423kJ 45 min power walking
1 Blueberry Muffin 380 calories/1590kJ 45 min high impact aerobics
1 Chocolate Iced Donut (69g) 269 calories/1130 kJ 35 min jogging
1 Meat Pie (210g) 474 calories/1989kJ 1 hour run outside
1 Slice Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza (154g) 359 calories/1507kJ 40 min circuit training
1 Plain Croissant (57g) 231 calories/969kJ 30 min on the treadmill
1 McDonalds Big Mac 493 calories/2062kJ 1 hour high impact aerobics
Medium French Fries 370 calories/1548 kJ 35 min swimming
Medium Coke 180 calories/753kJ 25 min power walking
1 Moro Bar (60g) 267 calories/1116kJ 30 min high impact interval training
1 Slice Iced Chocolate Mud Cake (95g) 339 calories/1424kJ 50 min stair climbing
2 Glasses of white wine   (100ml each) 189 calories/790kJ 30 min heavy duty gardening
Couple slices of Brie (28g) 94 calories/395kJ 10 min solid jumping rope
Corn Chips (100 g) 499 calories/2097kJ 1 hour Zumba class
2 Cans of Beer (354ml each) 306 calories/1280kJ 40 min cycling

 

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