Friday, 27 February 2009

1.2 Big Macs (with cheese) or 10 glasses of wine

On hour of playing squash can burn off over 800 caloriesA table in todays's Sport magazine compares indoor sports by the calories they burn off in an hour.

Like the Forbes study from a few years back, squash comes out on top, but it's food/drink equivalency stats that catch the eye ...

Squash is the top indoor sport for burning calories, with 816 burned per hour (assuming a body weight of 150 lbs) - the stats are actually taken from the health/exercise website http://caloriecount.about.com .

Most fun is comparing the calories burned against items of food or drink. The table below is for an hour of squash:


Below: A comparison of indoor sports showing calories burned per hour


http://caloriecount.about.com
Sport magazine

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