How many extra calories will you need to burn after Halloween?
This time of year can make it difficult to fit into your workout gear. Sweet temptations begin to surround us at Halloween and continue to lurk around until New Years Day. It’s easy to use the holidays as an excuse to indulge. Maybe these fun facts reported by The Atlantic will help you steer clear of those scary empty calories.
- An estimated 2 billion dollars, yes, 2 billion, will be spent on candy during the Halloween season this year. Save your money.
- An average Jack-O-Lantern carries 250 pieces of candy. Buy a smaller jack-o-lantern!
- Those 250 pieces of candy equate to approximately 9,000 calories and three pounds of sugar. There goes the healthy eating!
- Remember 3,500 calories usually equates to an extra pound on your body. (Today’s Dietician)
Everyone has a unique body metabolism. I used the calorie burn calculator to find out how much effort it would take to burn off those calories. Here’s a sample of what you would need to do to burn 9,000 calories based on a 150-pound person:
- Over 22 hours of aerobics
- Over 26 hours on a stationary bicycle
- Over 29 hours dancing
- Over 22 hours of walking at 3.5 mph
- Over 8 hours running at 10mph
- Almost 19 hours of jogging
Think about that before you chow down on your Laffy Taffy!
Here’s to finding your style,™ – Kim