Press / February 4, 2013

Hartford Courant: Exercise Equivalents of Super Bowl Snacks

By Charles Platkin, PhD

The Super Bowl has become more than a football game. It has frequently been the most watched American television broadcast of the year. In addition, it is the second biggest day for food consumption in the U.S. after Thanksgiving. With this year’s Super Bowl taking place next Sunday, Dr. Charles Platkin, public health advocate, editor of DietDetective.com and professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, came up with the exercise equivalents for popular high-calorie football snacks. The exercise equivalents vividly illustrate what you would have to do in order to burn off the calories from your favorite snack. Here are a few Super Bowl snacks and their exercise equivalents.

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