Walk it off

Being mindful of what we are eating and the consequent amount of exercise needed to use up energy consumed is very important if we are to maintain or achieve a healthy weight. We all know that being physically active is important to health and wellbeing, and knowing exactly how many minutes and how hard you need to work to ‘burn off’ those extra calories may just be the motivation you need to make healthier food choices. Eating and exercising mindfully and making sure you are aware of the impact your food choices are having on your body may help in your efforts to become a healthier you.

Below are some examples of just how much exercise is needed to use up the calories eaten in common foods. These numbers are based on a 70kg person walking at a moderate intensity.