That’s a lot of exercise
With the Super Bowl looming on Feb. 7, Outliers is hoping you have your party preparations well under way. And if you (or any of your football-loving friends) have embarked on diets for the new year, the folks over at DietDetective.com have some eye-opening statistics you might want to consider when planning your menu.
That tortilla chip with refried bean dip? You’d have to dance to the Who’s halftime show for 8½ minutes to burn it off. (Personally, Outliers likes the Who, so that wouldn’t be a problem.)
Take a few bites of a Reuben sandwich? That would require performing in a marching band for 48 minutes. And six White Castle sliders? You’d have to run the length of 129 football fields, which doesn’t sound like much fun to us. If you’re not up for that, two handfuls of potato chips would only require running the length of 45 football fields.
Perhaps even more distasteful, exercisewise, is the 322 minutes of cleaning the stadium it would require to burn off all the calories from a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Hubby Hubby ice cream. And if you want to do the “wave” 6,389 times, consider chowing down on six loaded potato skins from T.G.I. Friday’s. Those calculations are courtesy of the site’s founder, Charles Stuart Platkin, who instead wants us to consider more healthy alternatives: making homemade pita chips, making your own potato skins (and skipping the deep-frying), choosing low-fat ice creams or frozen yogurts, or trying baked tortilla chips with salsa.
For some reason, Platkin doesn’t go into how much exercise it would take to make up for the beers traditionally quaffed during the big game. But we trust you’ll use moderation.