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Feel the Burn

March 5, 2013

I often get asked how many calories we burn in everyday activities, and the answers may surprise you. Now the smart folks at Neomammalian Studios, a UK-based infographics agency, have shared with me a colorful infographic they created that looks at how many calories you can burn in just 10 minutes. Apparently, Joey Chesnut, the “competitive eater,” ate 68 hot dogs in that time on July 4, 2009, which equates to 8 days’ worth of food.

The graphic looks at a range of calorie-burning activities, including (amazingly) reading, standing and talking, as well as more conventional exercises such as weight lifting and running. All of those sound infinitely better to me than speed-eating hot dogs. The graphic also takes a look at groups of low-calorie and high-calorie food types.

It’s a fun way to look at the topic of calorie-burning. So here’s the link. Enjoy!

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