That Cheeseburger Will Require 90 Minutes of Exercise

By on Friday, July 5th, 2013

Anyone watching their weight will choose a 500-calorie item over a 950-calorie item listed on a restaurant menu. But what does that really mean?

A group of public health experts think a better way to influence the public would be to recommend “sweat equivalents,” as in, that ice cream sundae will require 45 minutes of jogging to burn off. The idea was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and explained further in this article from the Chicago Tribune.

Written by Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hitched, a service and lifestyle online magazine for married couples. When Steve is not not researching or dispensing relationship information, he's reading, eating or marrying flavors together in the kitchen.

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