Look at that headline. That’s horrible, isn’t it?!? According to CalorieLab, parents, on average, eat about half of their kids’ trick-or-treat bag. I laughed when I read that statistic because I’m just as guilty as anyone!
There’s a bit of a range for how many calories are in the “fun size” candy bars, anywhere from 50 to 120 calories. How many of you eat just one and walk away? I know, I know; I’m trying to horrify you to save you from yourself …
So how long does it take to burn off 100 calories?
- A low intensity exercise like a leisurely stroll for about 20 minutes
- A medium activity like brisk walking or taking a bike ride for about 15 minutes
- A high intensity activity such as a Spin class or running for about 10 minutes
If you want to get the exact activity and time, I recommend Self.com’s excellent calculator. So how badly do you want that Snickers bar? Are you ready to sweat your butt off for 10 minutes to get it? Is it still worth it to you?
Feel free to print out this post and put it next to your kids’ Halloween stash. And Happy Halloween!
I’ve got some silly fitness Halloween costumes to talk about too. My favorite is Jared from Subway. :-)
Do you think you’ll indulge as much as you would have this Halloween? Is it fair to take candy from a child? ;-) Let me know your thoughts.