I have started walking to work. I live .5 miles from my office. It takes me about 10 minutes from the front door of my house to my office door. I have done the stats to equate how beneficial this walking will be to my overall physical health. Here are the shocking results.
.5 miles per trip X 4 trips per day (I walk home for lunch) = 2 miles walking per day.
2 miles per day X 5 work days = 10 miles per week. (Pretty good huh, just wait for it…)
1 mile walked in my weight category burns 70 calories.
70 calories per mile X 10 miles per week = 700 calories burned per week.
And here is the kicker. 700 calories = 1 Two Cheeseburger Value Meal at McDonalds (two burgers, fries, and a Diet Coke). Eating my favorite value meal at McD’s completely wipes out my physical exercise plan. Doesn’t that chew (pun intended)? A whole week’s worth of walking is erased by two savory cheeseburgers and a medium order of tasty French fries.
Loosing weight stinks.