five a day                   Fun Facts/Tips

Nutrition
  • Drink Water before a meal
  • Don't eat late at night
  • Choose fruit as a dessert
Physical Activity
  • Take a family walk after dinner
  • Dance
  • Do Yard work
 
SHAC FACTS
 
 We all know that exercise can help us to lose weight, build muscle, reduce body fat, sleep better, elevate our mood, reduce stress, increase metabolism, and develop a flatter belly. Here are a few interesting facts to help us accomplish our goals.
 
 
Swimming burns 250-300 calories in 30 minutes.
 
Brisk walking burns 100 calories per mile.
 
Power walking burns 200 calories per mile.
 
Yard work burns 165 calories in 30 minutes.
 
Stationary cycling burns 250 calories in 30 minutes.
 
Horseback riding burns 150 calories in 30 minutes.
 
Raking burns 120 calories in 30 minutes.
 
Active gardening (like digging) burns 280 calories in 30 minutes.
 
Moderate gardening burns 170 calories in 30 minutes.
 
Social dancing burns 150 calories in 30 minutes.
 
General housework burns 120 calories in 30 minutes.
 
Running burns 120 calories per mile.
 
Basketball and football (competitve) burns 300 calories in 30 minutes.
 
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
 
One plain donut has about 185 calories. You have to walk about 28 minutes to burn it off.
 
One small order of fries has about 200 calories. 
One medium order of fries has about 350 calories.
One large order of fries has about 550 calories. Based on a 2000 calorie diet, this is about 1/4 of the total recommended daily intake of calories! 
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