Calories Vs. Exercise

Did you know it takes an average of 30 minutes on a cross trainer to burn off 200 calories? Ever wondered just how much effort is needed to cancel out that illicit milkshake?

calories vs. exercise

When it come to calories vs exercise, you might be surprised.

See our list of diet unfriendly, but, wonderfully tasty treats below- together with how long you can expect to take to burn them off!

  • Strawberry Milkshake = Cross Trainer/ Elliptical: 30 minutes at high/ hard resistance- 380 kcals
  • Danish Pastry = Cross Trainer/ Elliptical: 30 minutes at average/ moderate resistance- 280 kcals
  • One Large Cookie = Cross Trainer/ Elliptical: 30 minutes at low/ easy resistance- 200 kcals
  • Small glass of Irish Cream Liquor = Jogging: 30 minutes at 3mph/ slow pace- 120 kcals
  • Mars Twix 2 fingers = Jogging: 30 minutes at 5mph/ moderate- 306 kcals
  • Hot Cross Bun with Butter = Cycling: 30 minutes on an exercise bike at 12mph/ moderate- 231 kcals
  • Cheese Burger = Cycling: 30 minutes on an exercise bike at 15mph/ vigorous- 370 kcals
  • Large Blueberry Muffin = Swimming: 30 minutes moderate breaststroke - 357 kcals

And for something a little more saintly

  • One Large Apple = Running: 4 minutes cross-country - 100 kcals
  • 30 Grapes = Boxing: 18 minutes with a punch bag - 100 kcals
  • 25 Cherries = Trampolining: 28 minutes, recreational - 100 kcals
  • Four slices of mango= Cross Trainer/ Elliptical: 17 minutes at a moderate pace- 90 kcals
  • One hard boiled egg = Skipping: 6 minutes using a rope- 80 kcals

(Figures are estimated averages and are based on a female weighing 10 stone 10 lbs)

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