How to burn a teaspoon of sugar?

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Our bodies consume energy at different speeds according to age, gender, weight, fitness, etc.

However, we can give a few examples of activities and answer the above question: How long would one have to be active to burn one heaped teaspoon of sugar (30 kilocalories).


CHILD UP to 12 years


Doing homework

24 minutes

14 minutes

Walking / cycling / dancing

8 minutes

5 minutes

Running or swimming

4 minutes

2,5 minutes

Sweeping or vacuuming

10 minutes

7 minutes

There are up to 7 heaped teaspoons of sugar in a small bottle of sweet carbonated drink (0.5 l). One has to run for half an hour or walk for an hour or do the homework for almost 3 hours or sweep the floor for 70 minutes to burn these calories.

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Ta projekt je prejel sredstva okvirnega programa Evropske unije za raziskave in inovacije Obzorje 2020, št. pogodb 954337 in 721236 TREATMENT.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreements No. 954337 and 721236 TREATMENT.