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How much exercise you have to do to burn from fast food calories

If you were to go to McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s, Subway, you need to look the calorie content of the foods that you intend to purchase.

BY CHRISTOPHER THEBERGE AND JOSEPH CANNON

To burn off an average value meal (approximately 1500 calories) you could choose from any of the following activity options:

• Run 15 miles in 2 1/2 hours (10 minute/mile pace).

• Climb flights of stairs for 7 1/2 hours.

• Walking at a light to moderate pace for 10 hours.

• Drive your car for 13 1/2 hours.

• Stand up for 15 hours.

As you can see from these examples, it takes an excessive amount of activity to burn off those calories. So does this mean that you should never eat at a fast food place ever again? No.

Value Meals and supersizing seems like a great value when you consider the cost of creating your own meal versus one suggested to you. There is nothing wrong with going to fast-food joints once in awhile. The problem lies when you frequent these places too often. (SOURCE: NAFWA)

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