How Much Exercise Do You Need?
While it's not a bad thing to indulge in a special treat once in awhile, there really can be too much of a good thing.
When you're looking for snack and meal ideas, think about their long-term impact. When you're thinking about those chocolate chip cookies, or even your morning mocha latte, stop to ask yourself, "How much exercise would I need to burn this off?" You may decide a healthier option is really the best choice after all.
Here are some examples of how much time it would take to burn off the equivalent calories, including a few of our Heart-Healthy Recipes.
Banana (105 calories)
25 minutes of brisk walking
25 minutes biking
16-oz. Mocha Latte (330 calories)
75 minutes of brisk walking
75 minutes biking
Average Beef Stroganoff (405 calories)
90 minutes of brisk walking
90 minutes biking
AHA Beef Stroganoff (237 calories) Recipe
55 minutes of brisk walking
50 minutes biking
Specialty Brand Chocolate Cheesecake (860 calories)
195 minutes of brisk walking
190 minutes biking
AHA Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake (169 calories) Recipe
40 minutes of brisk walking
35 minutes biking