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How long should you run to burn off the calories of an ice cream?

Enjoying a delicious ice cream after a training run on a hot summer day is undoubtedly an exceptional pleasure. We asked ourselves, how long does the previous running session have to last in order to burn off the calories of this refreshing treat? We’ll address the question in this article and give you some insights into the world of calorie burning and running.

What are calories?

Before we go into more detail about running time, it is important to understand how calories work. Calories are a unit of measurement for the energy that is absorbed into the body through food intake. If you eat more calories than you consume, your body stores this extra energy as fat. On the other hand, if more calories are burned than consumed, this leads to weight loss.

How many calories are in ice cream?

An ice cream’s exact number of calories depends on various factors such as size, flavour and ingredients. An average ice cream with one scoop contains about 150-200 kilocalories.

Running is a great way to burn calories. The exact number of calories burned depends on your height, weight, speed and how long you run. As a rough estimate, a person weighing about 70 kilograms will burn an average of 100-150 kilocalories in 10 minutes.

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Weight/Km/Km/Km/Km/Km/Km/Km/Km
59 Kg7898108122137148156176
63.5 Kg85106117133149160170191
68 Kg90113124141158170180203
72.5 Kg97121133152170183194218
77 Kg102128141160179192204230
81.5 Kg109136150170191205218245
86 Kg115143157178200216230257
90.5 Kg121151166189212228242272

To burn the calories of an ice cream scoop, you could have to run for between 10 and 20 minutes according to your individual calorie expenditure – depending on the pace you run.

Other benefits of running

Of course, burning calories shouldn’t be the sole goal of running. Running offers many health benefits such as improving endurance, strengthening the cardiovascular system and reducing stress. It’s a great way to stay fit and boost your overall health.

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