Friday, January 15, 2010

Turn to Shopping to Burn Calories

Burn off that Big Mac Yes, it's true - according to a new study, the average woman burns 385 calories per week just by walking around and shopping!

Think of all the stuff you have to carry and how much time is actually spent during each excursion - it adds up. The study goes on to state that all that walking adds up to a whopping 154 miles per year - for a total of 48,000 calories burned! No wonder those shopping trips can be so exhausting!

The researchers estimated that walking at an average speed of 3 mph for 3 hours could burn upwards of 500 calories, depending on your weight. Now you have something to tell all those nay-sayers - shopping is good for your health!

Find out more fun facts about shopping as exercise by reading the article "Shop till you drop! How the average woman burns 48,000 calories a year" from the Daily Mail (Jan. 15, 2010).