Easter Candy Abound

Easter is a few weeks away, which means Easter candy is already on the shelves of all our favourite food stores and convenience shops. Here is a snip-it from Women’s Health Magazine weighing in on alternate candy choices:

A Tisket, A Tasket

More than 90 million chocolate bunnies will make their way into Easter baskets this year. At more than 1,000 calories per jumbo hare, you would have to do a lot of hopping to burn one off. But dig through that shiny plastic grass and you might find an appealing alternative- just take a look at how other springtime sweets stack up:

150 calories: You can have one Cadbury Creme Egg or six rolls of Easter Smarties

180 calories: You can have two Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs or 22 jelly beans

270 calories: You can have a two ounce milk-chocolate bunny or 8.3 Marshmallow Peeps Bunnies

Want to burn off those extra snack calories?

To burn off one Cadbury Creme Egg, you could jump-rope for 15 minutes, or go for a 30 minute walk.

To burn off two Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, you could bike for 45 minutes, or take a 30 minute aerobics class.

To burn off a two ounce milk-chocolate bunny, you could pound on a punching bag for 45 minutes, or take a 60 minute power yoga class.



About SuzieSloth

I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Martial Arts Instructor with a passion for physical fitness and a background in public health. I love learning new things about the fitness world and about innovations in all health fields. I like to share tidbits that I find in magazines or on the internet with friends and clients. Please feel free to email me with questions or comments, or leave comments on any post on my blog. And make sure to stop by my website: http://www.formfitsfunction.net View all posts by SuzieSloth

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