Now that Halloween, the junk-food holiday, is around the corner, of course you plan to indulge a bit, but keep in mind: what goes in must be burned off. We break it down for you so you know exactly how much exercise you have to do to burn off those candy calories.
The general rule of thumb is the more you weigh, the more you burn in the same amount of time as someone who weighs less than you. Likewise, the faster you move in a given period of time, the more calories you will burn. It makes sense that our bodies require more energy for more taxing activities. We expend more calories when we call on more muscle groups for more challenging tasks. All of these calculations are based on a 150 pound individual. This Halloween, when raiding the kids’ stash, consider: