ThePost Halloween Candy Workout

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Let's start off by setting one thing straight: While thinking about candy in terms of calories and the amount of exercise it takes to burn said amount of calories can certainly help you remain mindful about consuming sugary treats, it doesn't mean you need to immediately drop down and pump out 20 push-ups every time you eat a piece of chocolate.

After all, candy is a treat meant to be enjoyed. When eaten in moderation there's really no need to stress over calories and how you'll burn them off. That said, it can certainly be a challenge to keep candy consumption to a minimum this time of year. It usually ends up that we start snacking on fun size Snickers and mini packets of M&M's here and there, not realizing that we’ve turned candy-eating into a regular habit.

Not to mention, because we're mostly noshing on "fun-sized" treats, we tend to brush them off as inconsequential. But many have quite a few more calories than we probably realize.

"While costumes and haunted houses are scary and spooky, so are the amount of calories in some of your favorite Halloween candies," said John Rowley, a certified personal trainer, best-selling author and ISSA Director of Wellness.

Rowley helped us outline the amount of calories you'll find in some of the most common Halloween candies and the amount of exercise you’d need to burn them off -- not to make you feel guilty about enjoying your favorite treats, but just to help you maintain a mindfulness about what you're actually putting in your body.

Burning Off Halloween Candy

Snickers Minis
 

Snickers Minis

Serving: 4 mini bars Calories: 170

Snickers Minis
 

Snickers Minis

Exercises: 6 minutes of jogging, 5 minutes of swimming and 7 minutes of stationary bike (high intensity).

Twix
 

Twix

Serving: 1 full-size bar Calories: 80

Twix
 

Twix

Exercises: 20 squat jumps, 6 minutes of walking and 2 minutes of kettlebell swings

Candy Corn
 

Candy Corn

Serving: 3 (4.2 oz.) Calories: 450

Candy Corn
 

Candy Corn

Exercises: 12 minutes of rowing, 2-minute plank and 15 minutes of running.

Tootsie Roll
 

Tootsie Roll

Serving: 1 regular-sized (1.4 oz.) Calories: 140

Tootsie Roll
 

Tootsie Roll

Exercises: 40 mountain climbers, 15 minutes of Pilates and 4 minutes on the elliptical

Reese's Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
 

Reese's Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Serving: 2 Pieces Calories: 210

Reese's Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
 

Reese's Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Exercises: 10 minutes vigorous weight-lifting, 12 minutes of yoga and 16 squat jumps

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses
 

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses

Serving: 5 pieces Calories: 112

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses
 

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses

Exercises: 10 minutes of standing barbell curls, 3 minutes of running stairs and 2 minutes of kettlebell swings

Nerds
 

Nerds

Serving: 2 oz. Calories: 227

Nerds
 

Nerds

Exercises: 8 minutes of jogging, 6 minutes of boxing and 8 minutes of rowing

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