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Before You Scarf Down Your Kid’s Candy: Eight Halloween Candies…And How Much Exercise It Takes to Burn Them Off

Before you rifle through your kid’s Halloween candy, here’s something to think about:  If you have just one fun sized pack of Skittles, you’d have to run for about five minutes to burn off the calories…and you KNOW you’ll eat more than that. (But good news – you can just burn it off by watching these horror flicks!)

Here are some other popular Halloween candies, and how much you’ll have to exercise if you just have a FEW of them.

[j#1.)  Peanut M&Ms.  One fun size package of them has about 90 calories, which equals about 8 minutes of running, 6 minutes of swimming, 16 minutes on a bike, or 11 minutes lifting weights.

#2.)  Tootsie Rolls.  Five of them equal about 9 minutes of running, 8 minutes of swimming, or 20 minutes on a bike.

#3.)  Three Musketeers.  If you have two fun sized bars, that’s 10 minutes of running, or about 22 minutes on a bike. It’s about the same if you have about 20 pieces of Candy Corn (which would be A LOT of them considering how AWFUL they are).

#4.)  Starburst.  Eight of them have 160 calories, or around 12 minutes of running, or 28 minutes on a bike. Or if you have just TWO fun sized SnickersTwixAlmond Joys, or Mounds bars, it’s about the same.

#5.)  Butterfingers.  Two of the small ones pack about 170 calories, which would equal a 13-minute jog, a 12-minute swim, 30 minutes on a bike, or 20 minutes lifting weights.

#6.)  Hershey’s Kisses.  If you have 10, that’s over 200 calories and 12 grams of fat…or 16 minutes of running, 14 minutes of swimming, or 35 minutes on a bike.

#7.)  Kit Kats.  Two fun sized bars have 210 calories and 11 grams of fat, which equals about 16 minutes on a treadmill, or 37 minutes on bike. A Halloween-sized bag of Sour Patch Kids also has about 210 calories.

#8.)  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  If you have five of the MINI ones, that’s about 220 calories, which means a 17-minute jog, a 15-minute swim, 39 minutes on a bike, or 26 minutes lifting weights.


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