The calories problem in the fast-paced world

The other day after finishing my 10.55km in one hour, I felt great and motivated but when I looked at the calories that I was burn, about 780 calories and the food that I take, it really tells me the problems we are facing in our "developed" and fast-paced world today.

I have friends who told me that spending time running is difficult because of the hectic work they are in. Totally understood but when you look at the simple math here, then we see a big issue.

Most of us have difficult to adjust time for exercise and we also eat out a lot today given our busy lifestyle.

So, here's what we normally go for.

Hawker food, restaurants, fast foods, coffee place, cafes....and here are some of the food calories that I found on the internet.

Fast food and their calories

In McD, the burgers are probably about 790 calories, subway - 760 calories, KFC, something bout 560 calories, burger king around 1,360 calories, Pizza (1,640 calories for 4 slices), Starbucks' Dark berry mocha frap around 561 calories, Dunkin DOnuts about 479 calories.

Here are just some rough numbers but if you compared that to the 780 calories that I burn from running 60 minutes for about 10.5km/hr, it is nothing. 

Simple math would tell me that I could easily add up the calories that I have burn.

The point here is this: we are living in a world where everything seems to be urgent, fast and important that we end up neglecting the most important part of our lives, our health.

Here are a list of foods that appear to have rather low calories.



I think it's a good reminder to us of how important exercise is, even if it's just Seven Minutes or spending 30 minutes running, hitting the gym etc. Playing sports could also be great for both social and exercise. I have friends who opt for hiking which is really great. The important thing is about doing it.


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