These days lots of people wear activity trackers to keep tabs on their movement and count steps they take every day. These devices track the distance you’ve traveled and calories burned, which can help you stay mindful about the calories you’re taking in as well.
Most of us don’t realize just how many steps we have to take to burn off our favorite treats. But when we find out that even a small treat like a Kit Kat bar can require us to walk more than 6,000 steps to burn off, it could make us rethink tearing open that wrapper.
Check out how many steps it takes to work off some of our favorite candy bars:
But if adding an extra 7,500 steps to your day so you can enjoy some M&Ms isn’t for you, try starting with a short walk in the morning and you may not even want the sweets. Research has shown that a quick 15-minute walk can cut cravings for treats like candy bars. And walking has been linked to better weight control,as well as lowered risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.