Weird Ways to Burn 200 Calories
After taking a look at what 200 food calories look like, a few weeks ago… …we thought: what does it look like to burn these calories off? Sure, the average person who runs for a good 20 minutes will burn roughly 200 calories. But is that really the most fun way to do it? For example: why not chew gum for 18 hours to burn off those 200 calories? Granted, chewing gum contains around 10 calories per piece… …so if you took a new piece every hour, you’d basically be breaking even. Love lip balm? Try applying it 1500 times to burn 200 calories. And why not put those glossy lips to good use with 2 hours of kissing your love interest? If things heat up, you only need an hour of sex to burn off 200 calories. But before all that, you may want to spend 45 sessions brushing your teeth. Prefer a more passive route? How about simply watching TV? Spend a good 2.5 hours surfing through channels, and you’ll actually burn those 200 calories. Watch something hilarious, and you only need 4 commercial-free sitcoms with consistent laughter. If you’re bored and happen to fall asleep, you’ll need over 3 hours to burn the same amount. But you WILL be burning calories even in your sleep. Instead of surfing channels, what about actually surfing? You can cut your time down to an hour by hitting the waves, all the while getting that much desired tan. And if you get a mouthful of water in the process, don’t worry. Simply drinking 8 glasses of water will burn an extra 70 calories a day. Fresh water, that is. Meaning, after 3 days of the recommended daily water intake, you’d have burned off that 200 calories. But don’t try to sneak it all in one day. Drinking too much water can actually be dangerous. Don’t want to wait days? Try some intense skipping for 15 minutes. Or, if you’re having a good day, why not let the world know by singing your favourite pop song 23 times? But if your shower-head is the only one who appreciates your vocals… …how about playing ‘Chopsticks’ on the piano for an hour and a half? Or, put those fingers to use by typing out a 4,800-word short story about burning 200 calories. And while 200 calories is an arbitrary number that we chose… …a pound of fat is equivalent to roughly 3,500 calories. So, burn away! Though, it’s important to remember that how many calories your body burns during these activities… …is dependent on your size, gender and general body make-up. Don’t forget: ASAP Science now has t-shirts in both white and black. Links are in the description. Ask away those burning questions, and subscribe for more weekly science videos.