It is very easy for us to consume a lot of calories daily without really thinking about the amount of exercise needed to burn it off. We do not always understand the amount of work needed to burn of the calories that we eat or drink. We understand that a meal can be 350 calories or that a soda can be 200 calories, but how much work does it take to burn that off? 

Here are some basic foods and the amount of work that we would need to do in order to cancel those calories out.

Calorie consumptionAmount of exercise to burn it off
Bottle of soda, sports drink or fruit juice ~ 250 calories5 mile walk or 50 minutes of running
Starbucks frap ~ 500 calories170 minutes of Pilates
Fried chicken breast ~ 440 calories65 minutes of a stationary bike at moderate speed
Chocolate bar ~ 229 calories42 minutes of a brisk walk
Large McDonalds French fries + Big Mac + Large soda ~ 1330 calories  5 hours and 53 minutes of strength training
Chipotle burrito ~ 1800 calories3 hours and 4 minutes of cardio on any equipment
Slice of Domino’s Medium cheese Pizza ~ 210 caloriesBike riding for 22 minutes at 12/14 mph
KFC Fried Chicken (3 piece)~ 726 calories75 minutes of cardio

As you can see, it takes a lot more work to burn off the calories that takes us 15 minutes to consume. So think before you eat and drink! Make healthier choices and definitely incorporate exercise into your life.  

Hurricane Fitness

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