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How much exercise will it take to burn off these food items?

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If you want to know how long it will take to walk off a medium mocha or a quarter of a large pizza, a health expert  campaigning to change food labelling has answers

How much exercise will it take to burn off these food items?(RSPH)

‘A minute on the lips is a life time on the hips’ – or so the saying goes.

If you’ve ever wanted to know how much exercise it takes to burn off your favourite treats, a leading health expert has the answer.




It would take nearly an hour and a half to walk off a few slices of pizza and 26 minutes to walk away a can of fizzy drink, according to a woman campaigning for this kind of information to come on the label.

Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the Royal Society of Public Health believes such a move could help reduce obesity .

She has claimed that packaging should not only provide nutritional information but should “also help people to change behaviour.”

Writing in the British Medical Journal she wrote: “The aim is to prompt people to be more mindful of the energy they consume and how these calories relate to activities in their everyday lives, to encourage them to be more physically active.”

It would take nearly an hour and a half to walk off a few slices of pizza according to this chart(RSPH)

She points to research which found that 44% of people find the current front-of-pack information, known as traffic light labelling, confusing.

More than half (53%) also said that they would positively change their behaviour as a result of viewing activity equivalent calorie information.

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