Discussion
  • maybe that’s the number of times YOU would have to walk around the superdome, but I weigh more so….you get it.

    From lori
    February 1, 2013

  • You’re right Lori! These estimates are based on a 150 lb person burning about 100 calories per mile walked. Whereas, a 200 lb person would burn about 120 calories per mile and a 250 lb person would burn about 150 calories per mile. So, the results may vary slightly. In any case trying yo use exercise to negate excessive food consumption is usually an uphill battle.

    From Adam Martin
    February 4, 2013

Friday Fitness: Laps Around The Superdome

Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day of food consumption in the United States, after Thanksgiving.  Roughly 28 million pounds of chips, 90 million chicken wings and 8 million pounds of guacamole are consumed during the Super Bowl.  If all the guacamole consumed were spread over the football field the players would be buried over 11 feet deep.  It’s the largest “unofficial” holiday of the year.

Super Bowl XLVII, between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, is being held in the New Orleans Superdome.  The property is 52 acres and the building itself is about 770 yards round that’s one and three quarters times around a standard track.  So, to put the Super Bowl feast into better perspective I want to compare the number of times you’d have to walk around the superdome to burn off some of the most commonly consumed foods eaten on Super Sunday.  Lace up your shoes, because here we go…

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