Crushing the extra Valentine's calories

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it is easy to let sweet treats take you off track from your New Year’s resolutions. Listed below are 15 of the most popular Valentine’s candies and an exercise to work off those extra calories! Candies are listed from highest calorie content per serving to lowest, and workouts are based on a 150 pound, moderately active person:


Hershey’s Marshmallow Heart

    1 piece, 240 calories, 7g fat, 35g sugar

   27 minutes of competitive tennis


Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts

   210 calories, 13g fat, 22g sugar

   48 minutes of LesMills BodyFlow


Russell Stover 7oz Red Foil Heart Assorted Chocolates

   3 pieces, 210 calories, 9g fat, 26g sugar

   23 minutes of LesMills BodyPump


Hershey’s Kisses – Chocolate Truffle

   9 kisses, 210 calories, 14g fat, 22g sugar

   60 minutes of leisurely walking


Hershey’s Valentine Milk Chocolate XOXO

   1/3 bar, 190 calories, 11g fat, 21g sugar

   20 minutes of competitive basketball


Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate

   ¼ cup, 170 calories, 8g fat, 23g sugar

   19 minutes of jogging


Snickers Heart

   1 heart, 160 calories, 9g fat, 17g sugar

   14 minutes of jump roping


Junior Mints – Heart Shaped

   7 pieces, 160 calories, 3 g fat, 30 g sugar

   14 minutes of moderate paced running


Sweethearts Conversation Hearts

   40 pieces (one box), 160 calories, 0g fat, 38g sugar

   15 minutes of competitive Sqaush


Russell Stover Cherry Cordials

   3 pieces, 150 calories, 5g fat, 24g sugar

   16 minutes of vigorous jumping jacks


M&M’s Valentine’s Fun Size Pack

   140 calories, 5g fat, 18g sugar

   33 minutes of walking at a brisk pace


Edible Arrangements Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

   1 strawberry, 140 calories,7g fat, 6g sugar

   14 minutes on the elliptical


Dove Promises Dark Chocolate Valentine Heart Candy

   3 hearts, 110 calories, 7g fat, 10g sugar

   40 minutes of yoga


Wonka Sweet Tart Hearts Valentine Candy

   11 pieces, 60 calories, 0g fat, 13g sugar

   9 minutes of cycling


Valentine Cherry Tootsie Pops

   1 pop, 60 calories, 0g fat, 10g sugar

   5 minutes of lap swimming


Before you splurge on all of those sweet treats from your sweetheart, calculate how much physical activity you will need to compensate for the extra calories in your diet. Enjoying an occasional treat is perfectly OK! Savor each bite and splurge in moderation. 

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