Physical Fitness or Shopping?

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Physical Fitness or Shopping?

Would you rather go to the gym for an hour of working out or to the mall to shop? Mall shoppers take heart! You even burn calories when you are shopping. Especially if you are a power shopper. 😉

Physical Fitness or shopping?
Men call a 50 mile hike physical fitness; women call it shopping.

Yes, this is a bit of humor, but there is elements of truth here.

Physical Fitness Facts

  1. A 140 pound person burns 151 calories shopping for 60 minutes.
  2. According to a new study, the average woman burns 15,000 calories every year by shopping.
  3. 1 in 10 shoppers burn off 1,000 calories per trip

Of course, if you snack while on a shopping spree…yeah, that makes some of that calorie burn null and void.

With shopping season getting underway, it’s a motivating fact to know you’ll get the bonus of some calorie burn while your gift-hunting. 🙂

Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing