Halloween is full of festive activities, including the trick-or-treating tradition for both young and old alike. With candy around every corner it may feel difficult to practice moderation. A fun-size Snickers here, a mini bar Twix there–it’s all too easy to gobble up your fair share of empty calories and added sugar, even if your treats are portion appropriate.
This Halloween, stay on track. Use the infographic below to learn how much added sugar you’re getting from your treats, and what it takes to earn your Halloween candy.
We’ve calculated how many minutes of trick-or-treating it would take for you to burn off your favorite fun-sized candy based on the average male and female body size. Here are our assumptions; keep them in mind as you scan through the graphic below:
- The average male (5’8 and 195 pounds) burns 100 calories in 23 minutes walking at 2.5 miles per hour.
- The average female (5’3 and 166 pounds) burns 100 calories in 27 minutes walking about 2.5 miles per hour.
We used 2.5 miles per hour because the national average walking speed is about 3 miles per hour, but we thought you may need to slow down for the little ones!