Pies make great weights…

For some reason, this week boasts National Hugging Day, National Pie Day, National Compliments Day, Burns Night, Australia Day and Holocaust Memorial Day! Whilst the last of the events is a sobering reminder of World War 2 and the atrocities many people suffered at the hands of others, we can take some lighter relief in the form of the first two days of the week. Who fancies a hug and a pie? Here at MASS we like to pose with pies (thanks David for the excellent pie picture), not necessarily eat them!

 

So, instead of giving out free pies and hugs (although if you do see us around, do give us a cuddle) we’re going to give some practical exercise tips on how you could burn off the pies you may consume this Tuesday.

 

A steak pie is roughly 600 calories (without the mash!) what kind of workout do you think you’d need to do for the equivalent expenditure? Evidently, the amount you burn during exercise depends on your physique, weight, height etc. But, here are a few suggestions from us (based on a person weighing 75 kg)…

 

  •      60 minutes of running at 5 mph
  •      120 minutes of walking at 3.5 mph
  •      2 hours of weight training
  •      50 minutes of vigorous rowing
  •      50 minutes of intense spinning

 

With SPC right around the corner, now is the time for diets and training to become dialed in. Though a pie might sound tempting right now and would give pleasure (if that’s your thing) in the moment, is the momentary gratification worth more than your long-term goals? Keep it tight, keep motivation high and you’ll reap the rewards come March. And if you’re really aching for a pie, why not hug someone instead (apparently hugging for an hour burns 70 calories)!

 

We’ll be hosting a webinar next week with more info about SPC and contest preparation advice from Paul Rimmer and David Bissell, so keep an eye out for more details.

 

Helen

 

#takecontrol #MASSspc

 

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