Health & Fitness

How Long it Really Takes to Burn Off Your Favourite Ice Creams

Before you reach for the freezer to cool down with an icy treat, look at the real cost of that ice lolly on your bod.

We’re supposedly due a heatwave that’s predicted to last for three months, and one thing we’ll all be turning to, to cool down in the sun is an ice cream.

But as delicious as a creamy snack on a stick is, they can be pretty damaging to the waistline.

So what do you do when all you want is an ice-lolly but you’re trying to watch your weight too? Sportsshoes.com have devised the following plan of action – or fitness moves – to help you work off your favourite summer treat. After all, a little of what you fancy does you good…

Magnum – 244 calories

 Number of minutes jogging to burn off: 32

Other ways to burn it off: 57 minutes of squats, 68 minutes of mini golf or 57 minutes of push-ups.

 

Cornetto – 176 calories

Number of minutes jogging to burn off: 22

Other ways to burn it off: 41 minutes of squats, 106 minutes of building sandcastles or 30 minutes of a brisk walk on a sandy beach.

Maxibon – 315 calories

Number of minutes jogging to burn off: 40

Other ways to burn it off: 189 minutes of building sandcastles, 35 minutes of playing ultimate Frisbee or 54 minutes of brisk walking on a sandy beach.

 

 

 

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