If these stats don’t inspire you to make healthier choices, we’re not sure what will!

Many committed exercisers assume that regularly indulging in desserts or fried food won’t expand their waistline. They’re burning off a tonne of kilojoules during their workouts, after all.

While that may be true for marathon runners or professional athletes, that’s actually not the case for walkers. While your daily walk may do a world of good for nearly all of your vital organs, it doesn’t burn as many kilojoules as other forms of exercise, which means your diet choices are still important for weight maintenance.

Don’t believe it? Here’s how long it would take a 75kg, 35-year-old woman to walk off a variety of popular foods and drinks. If these stats don’t inspire you to make healthier choices, we’re not sure what will!

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