What’s most scary on Halloween – the haul!

Written by amy on October 24th, 2013

halloween-trick-or-treat-bags-cat  The average trick-or-treater will return home on Halloween night with a haul that adds up to 7000 calories. To put that number into perspective, consider these other calorie comparisons:

  • 1 pound of body fat = 3500 calories
  • An apple contains about 60 calories
  • The average daily calorie needs for an 8     year old child is 1300-1400 calories
  • The calories in a “fun-size”      candy bar (those smaller versions that tend to be given at Halloween) is     about 100 calories
  • Each one of these activities will burn     100 calories:
    • Pushing a stroller, 35 minutes
    • Walking your dog, 26 minutes
    • Physically playing with your kids, 23      minutes
    • Raking leaves, 23 minutes
    • Elliptical Trainer (moderate      intensity), 20 minutes
    • Weight Lifting (moderate intensity), 15      minutes
    • Running, 9 minutes
 

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