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Exact number of steps needed to burn off your favourite alcoholic drink revealed – and it’s bad news for cider fans

  • Researchers at app Weward ranked nine alcoholic drinks in order of calories
  • A 125ml flute of champers contains 90 cals, taking just 2,520 steps to walk off

For decades, 10,000 daily steps has been held up as the holy grail.

But if you’re going to treat yourself to a cider tonight, you might want to consider adding an extra 5,670 onto your target.

The average pint contains around 240 calories, which, according to new research, would take around 51 minutes of walking to burn off.

Researchers at mobile app Weward — which rewards your daily steps with various cash, gifts or donations to charities — ranked nine alcoholic drinks in order.

HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN YOUR FAVOURITE DRINK? 

1 – Cider (pint) – 240 calories – 5,670 steps to walk off, around 51 minutes

2 – Wine (250ml, large glass) – 225 calories – 5,575 steps to walk off, around 49 minutes

3 – Guinness (pint) – 210 calories – 5,480 steps to walk off, around 46 minutes

4 – Lager (pint) – 200 calories – 5,385 steps to walk off, around 43 minutes

5 – Vodka & orange (25ml vodka & 100ml orange) – 110 calories – 2,720 steps to walk off, around 22 minutes

6 – Gin & tonic (25ml gin & 75ml tonic) – 100 calories – 2,650 steps to walk off, around 21 minutes

7 – Jagermeister (30ml) – 95 calories – 2,595 steps to walk off, around 20 minutes

8 – Champagne (125ml) – 90 calories – 2,520 steps to walk off, around 19 minutes

9 – Jack Daniels (50ml shot) – 60 calories – 1,680 steps to walk off, around 12 minutes

10 – Water – 0 calories

For those looking to keep trim, a shot of Jack Daniel’s or a 125ml flute of champers is probably the best option.

A 125ml flute of champers contains just 90 calories, taking just 2,520 steps to walk off, in around 19 minute.

Meanwhile, a shot of JD notches up 60 calories. This would take around 1,680 steps to walk off, in around 12 minutes.

Eric Barrowman, 47, of Eastcote, north west London, said he’d love a walk home after a few pints – but that his local – The Ascott – was just across the road from his house.

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The electrical engineer said: ‘I do love a good walk before a trip to the pub, but my local is just opposite me, a one-minute walk, if that.

‘I guess I should find another pub a bit further away, but every time I venture out I always end up in the same seat, the same pub, with the same pint of lager in my hand.’

He admitted: ‘I’m a creature of habit.’

A spokesman for Weward said: ‘If you’re someone who likes to ‘earn’ their pint with a brisk walk to the local pub, just how many steps should you be taking to burn off your drink of choice?

‘Whether it’s a pint of lager or a glass of wine, we’ve calculated the number of steps you need to rack up for the UK’s favourite pub tipples.

‘All you need is your walking shoes and a step counting app – we recommend Weward as they give you rewards for your steps too – and off you go to the pub!’

The NHS recommends people do not drink more than 14 units a week and to spread them over three days or more.

Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that Americans do not drink more than 14 standard alcohol drinks per week for men and seven for women.

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