How Much Exercise Does It Take To Burn Off Booze?

Best get moving if you had a drink or two last night, cos new research says it'll take a lot of exercise to shift those empty calories.

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Hit up the pub last night? Aside from having a sore head, puffy eyes, and a deflated bank account (sadsies) you’ll likely have racked up a pretty hefty consumption of calories too.*

Yep, drinking just three glasses of wine a week adds an extra 27,800 calories to your diet each year according to research by the NHS. #Damn

So, depending on your tipple of choice, you might have a lot of pavement pounding to do today. Here’s how far you’ll have to walk, depending on what you drank last night.

The Deets

  • Three 125ml glasses of wine contain 267 calories and will take 57 minutes of brisk walking to burn off.
  • Three 175ml glasses of standard wine contain 372 calories and will take one hour and 18 minutes of brisk walking to burn off.
  • Three 250ml glasses of wine contain 534 calories and will take one hour and 51 minutes of brisk walking to burn off.
  • Three pints of beer, lager or cider contain 750 calories and will take two hours and 39 minutes of brisk walking to burn off.
  • Three spirits and a sparkling water contain 169 calories and takes 36 minutes of brisk walking to burn off.
  • Three spirits and a mixer contain 267 calories and takes one hour and 15 minutes of brisk walking to burn off.
  • Three spirits and a diet mixer contain 169.5 calories and takes 36 minutes of brisk walking to burn off.
  • Three spirits and a fruit juice contain 327 calories and will take one hour and nine minutes of brisk walking to burn off.
  • Three spirits and an energy drink contain 366 calories and will take one hour and 18 minutes of brisk walking to burn off.

*Remember, STELLAR wants you to drink responsibly. Visit drinkaware.ie for more info.

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