19 Dec 2008

Christmas mince pie will cost you 6.2 kilometres

5:26 pm on 19 December 2008

Scientists have calculated the exact amount of exercise needed to burn off a single Christmas mince pie.

According to research by the Queensland University of Technology, one fruit pastry contains 360 calories.

A woman weighing 75 kilograms burns off 58 calories for every kilometre walked at exercise pace, and would have to walk 6.2 kilometres to burn up the calories from one pie.