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The Amount of Exercise it Takes to Burn Off Halloween Candy

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It's almost Halloween. I'm glad I don't have little kids around I'd be so tempted to eat all (not a little bit, but all) of their chocolate candy and any smarties that may be in there stash as well. But, this article sure brings somethings in to perspective. It might make you think just a wee bit more before confiscating all of that chocolate loot.


emoticon Snickers Minis

Serving: 4 mini bars
Calories: 170
Exercises: 6 minutes of jogging, 5 minutes of swimming and 7 minutes of stationary bike (high intensity)

emoticon Twix

Serving: 1 full-size bar
Calories: 80
Exercises: 20 squat jumps, 6 minutes of walking and 2 minutes of kettlebell swings

emoticon Candy Corn

Serving: 3 (4.2 oz.)
Calories: 450
Exercises: 12 minutes of rowing, 2-minute plank and 15 minutes of running

emoticon Tootsie Roll

Serving: 1 regular-sized (1.4 oz.)
Calories: 140
Exercises: 40 mountain climbers, 15 minutes of Pilates and 4 minutes on the elliptical

emoticonReese’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Serving: 2 Pieces
Calories: 210
Exercises: 10 minutes vigorous weight-lifting, 12 minutes of yoga and 16 squat jumps

emoticonHershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses

Serving: 5 pieces
Calories: 112
Exercises: 10 minutes of standing barbell curls, 3 minutes of running stairs and 2 minutes of kettlebell swings


Serving: 2 oz.
Calories: 227
Exercises: 8 minutes of jogging, 6 minutes of boxing and 8 minutes of rowing


Serving: 1 piece (1/2”)
Calories: 130
Exercises: 7 minutes of high-intensity crunches, 5 minutes of barbell bench press (at comfortable weight), 10 minutes of leg extensions at a moderate pace and weight

emoticonJolly Ranchers

Serving: 1 (3 pieces)
Calories: 70
Exercises: 5 minutes of bench knee tucks, 5 minutes of barbell wrist curls, 3 minutes of dumbbell shoulder shrugs


Serving: 2 scoops (1 oz.)
Calories: 176
Exercises: 7 minutes of deadlifts at max weight, 10 minute of flutter kicks, 10 minutes of high-intensity sit-ups

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