How long will I need to walk to burn off my holiday treats?

Walking off those holiday favorites depends on the treats you choose and how fast you walk. AICR released chart that shows the number of minutes a 150-pound person would have to walk to burn off one of these treats.

Looking at this math, it’s easy to see that although boosting physical activity at a time when there’s more high-calorie food around can help avoid weight gain, adding extra exercise can’t easily keep up with how quickly excess calories accumulate with overeating. However, don’t look at walking and other exercise simply as a way to balance calories you consume. Physical activity, independent of weight, links with numerous health benefits, including lower risk of several cancers. It also helps your body regulate blood sugar and keeps several hormones at healthy levels.  Read More»

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