Shopping Burns Lots of Calories

What: Just as online shopping starts to hit its stride, we get news like this:  the walking around and standing required to shop  (offline, of course) burns 48,000 calories a year. For a gal on a 2,000-calorie diet, that’s 24 days worth of food!

What They Say:

The study, which polled 3,000 women, also found that 52 percent of respondents reportedly felt more fatigued after a day of shopping than after a trip to the gym. Seven out of 10 women also reportedly claimed to be completely exhausted after shopping.

What We Say: While this form of exercise certainly isn’t healthy on the pocketbook, neither is a gym membership. Would a study like this encourage you to leave the house, rather than get on the Internet, to shop?