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How Long Does it Take to Burn Off Those Donut Calories?

Updated on February 21, 2011

working off that donut

How to Work Off That Donut

You ate the donut anyway. After reading all the healthy eating advice on HubPages, you still ate the donut. Fortunately, now you can find the calorie count of donuts, or anything else in a fast food joint, by reading the info in the store or online.

I checked donuts online from one particular place. The glazed had 220 calories, the jelly-filled had 260, and the glazed cake donut had 280 (and the list of ingredients was horrifying).

Now you want to work off those empty calories. Below is a list of what you have to do to burn off the calories from consuming that lone donut ranging from 220 to 280 calories.

THE LIST:

Laughing real hard at a funny movie - a 90 minute movie will burn 244 calories

Dancing - (this is for women because most men won't dance - see the link below) - dance for 52 minutes and you will burn 248 calories

Raking leaves - 53 minutes of raking  leaves will burn 243 calories

Doing yoga - 90 minutes of yoga will burn 240 calories

Riding a bike - 30 minutes of bike riding - at 12 mph - will burn 248 calories

Rollerblading - 18 minutes on your rollerblades will burn 243 calories

Jumping rope - 24 minutes will burn 256 calories

Running 2.3 miles -  run this distance in 23 minutes and you will burn 243 calories

Vacuuming - 65 minutes will burn 243 calories

Standing while talking on the phone - 2 hours will burn 230 calories

Walking the dog - 60 minutes will burn 192 calories

Writing e-mails - 2 hours will burn 230 calories - unless you eat donuts while you write

Horseback riding - 57 minutes will burn 243 calories

All this assumes you weigh about 150 pounds.

If you are going back to healthy eating and living - see the links below for suggestions.

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      haha Ardie - I think you are on to something with laughing and dancing at the same time. When I get together with friends and we stagger through dance steps - well you just have to laugh. We just need to do it more often.

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Hmmm, laugh, dance, or rake leaves? What if I laugh AND dance :) do I burn double calories? My dancing really IS that bad!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hilarious Lord Bryan!

      And so it goes. You eat one - then another and well then the rationalizing sets in. They're good, they aren't that big, it's only 1/2 dozen...

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      Lord Bryan 7 years ago

      Yeah, I know but the donut is so good. Oh, did I say THE donut? I meant to say, the donutS.

      Lord Bryan

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I do want us all to laugh more DoodleLyn! It feels so good! Your hubs look so interesting and now that I am a fan I can keep up with your writing.

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      DoodleLyn 8 years ago from Upstate New York, USA

      Do I hear a hub? Hmmm...laughter is the best medicine. Can't wait to see it. Thank you, BK, for joining my fan club, and your kind comments.

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Spoken like a true American! And there is that bit about 'laughter being the best medicine' - seems it applies here too.

      Thanks for the compliment!

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      DoodleLyn 8 years ago from Upstate New York, USA

      Great hub. I opt for the laugh it off option!

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for writing Nic,

      I think it puts empty calories in perspective!

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      Nic 8 years ago

      This is invaluable info BkCreative. From this I now know to encourage my lazy friends to purchase rollerblades! They can kill the donut in only 18 minutes.

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I think now I am going to work on making my own donuts. Maybe the energy of making those donuts will allow me to eat 1,2 or 5. I love a good sweet!

      Enjoy your donut(s)!

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      These are some really great ideas. I might just have to have that donut!