How much exercise will it take to burn off your Easter egg?

How much exercise will it take to burn off your Easter egg?
12 Apr
2017

Even if you're dedicated to your fitness regime and healthy eating, you might be tempted to allow some leeway for an Easter treat.

But before you crack open that chocolate egg, it might be worth noting just how much exercise you'd have to do to burn off all those extra calories.

Experts from the online local services marketplace Bidvine.com have calculated the calories in the UK's 20 favourite Easter eggs - and worked out how long you'd have to spend running, skipping, swimming, walking, cycling, squatting or doing burpees to burn each one off.

A Cadbury's Dairy Milk egg is the worst offender in the top 20, meaning you'd have to hit the running track for three whole hours to burn off the 1,758 calories it contains.

To burn off the most popular choice, a Cadbury Crème Egg egg, you would have to run for 1.6 hours or swim for an hour.

Even the least calorific option - a Smarties eggs - requires one hour 12 minutes of running to cancel out. But if you're a fan of swimming, a doable 48 minutes in the pool is required.

Bidvine.com co-founder, Russ Morgan, said: With Easter coming up we wanted to highlight just how many calories people are actually consuming and, to put it into context, just how long they’d need to exercise to burn it off.

'We don’t want to put people off from indulging in the Easter festivities, however as with everything moderation is key.'

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO BURN OFF YOUR EASTER EGG 

EGG

CALORIES

WALKING 

RUNNING 

SWIMMING 

SIT-UPS 

SQUATS 

BURPEES 

 Dairy Milk XL

1,758 

5.9 hours 

3 hours 

2 hours 

5.2 hours 

2.1 hours 

3.7 hours 

Cadbury Caramel 

1,683 

5.6 hours 

2.9 hours 

1.9 hours 

4.9 hours 

2 hours 

3.5 hours 

Mars 

1,623 

5.4 hours 

2.8 hours 

1.8 hours 

4.8 hours 

1.9 hours 

3.4 hours 

Flake/Wispa 

1,562 

5.2 hours 

2.7 hours 

1.8 hours 

4.6 hours 

1.9 hours 

3.3 hours 

Double Decker

1,549 

5.2 hours 

2.7 hours 

1.7 hours 

4.5 hours 

1.9 hours 

3.2 hours 

Oreo 

1,528 

5.1 hours 

2.6 hours 

1.7 hours 

4.5 hours 

1.8 hours 

3.2 hours 

Snickers 

1,429

4.8 hours 

2.5 hours 

1.6 hours 

4.2 hours 

1.7 hours 

3 hours 

M&M's 

1,385 

4.6 hours 

2.4 hours 

1.6 hours 

4.1 hours 

1.6 hours 

2.9 hours 

Minstrels 

1,357 

4.5 hours 

2.3 hours 

1.5 hours 

4 hours 

1.6 hours 

2.8 hours 

Aero 

1,259 

4.2 hours

2.2 hours 

1.4 hours 

3.7 hours 

1.5 hours 

2.6 hours 

Yorkie 

1,033 

3.5 hours 

1.8 hours 

1.1 hours 

3 hours 

1.2 hours 

2.2 hours 

Toffee Crisp 

1,004 

3.4 hours 

1.7 hours 

1.1 hours 

3 hours 

1.2 hours 

2.1 hours 

Mini Eggs 

980 

3.3 hours

1.7 hours 

1.1 hours 

2.9 hours 

1.2 hours 

2 hours 

Creme Egg 

922 

3.1 hours 

1.6 hours 

1 hour 

2.7 hours 

1.1 hours 

1.9 hours 

KitKat 

943 

3.1 hours 

1.6 hours 

1.1 hours 

2.8 hours 

1.1 hours 

2 hours 

Milkybar 

886 

3 hours 

1.5 hours 

1 hour 

2.6 hours 

1.1 hours 

1.9 hours 

Matchmaker 

872 

2.9 hours 

1.5 hours 

1 hour 

2.5 hours 

1.1 hours 

1.8 hours 

Thorntons 

806 

2.7 hours 

1.4 hours 

54 mins 

2.4 hours 

1 hour 

1.7 hours 

Smarties 

680 

2.3 hours 

1.2 hours 

46 mins 

2 hours 

49 mins 

1.4 hours 

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