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Health, food and wellness from MU Extension Specialist Melissa Bess
Walk those calories away
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By Melissa Bess
My name is Melissa Bess. I am a Nutrition and Health Education Specialist with University of Missouri Extension. This health and wellness blog started as a way to help improve MU Extension faculty and staff wellness but has grown to a much larger ...
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MU Extension Health and Wellness
My name is Melissa Bess. I am a Nutrition and Health Education Specialist with University of Missouri Extension. This health and wellness blog started as a way to help improve MU Extension faculty and staff wellness but has grown to a much larger audience. Follow me, share with others, bookmark this page, leave comments, and enjoy.
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A recent study came out that illustrated that people who ordered from a menu that listed the minutes an average person would have to walk briskly to burn that particular food ordered less food than menus with calories listed or a menu with no calorie or exercise count. The study also showed there was no difference in the amount ordered by those viewing a menu with calories listed and a menu with no calories listed.

Here is an infographic that shows the amount of walking the average person would have to do to burn off certain foods. This is based on holiday foods and meals, but I thought it was a good illustration of some typical foods.





Would this influence your food decisions? Does this make you think twice about any indulgences you have?

References:

CBS News article on research study about menus listing calories vs. exercise vs. neither

Walking Away the Holiday Calories infographic

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