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New study counts calories burned at UK’s biggest festivals

Just in case you’ve been trying to find a way to justify a summer festival over a fitness bootcamp, new research reveals how many calories we burn on average at the UK’s biggest weekenders.

Tech company Withings focused on the number of miles we each walk on average at a festival, and calculated the amount of calories burned in relation.

This means it totally ignores any excess indulgence – even the vegan burgers – that we may consume over the weekend, and found that on average, festival goers can burn up to 9,000 calories across a weekend festival (based on 3,000 calories each day).

The results were tallied – which is comparative to the length of each festival – to determine which UK festivals are the best for physical exertion.

Here are the top 10 results:
Glastonbury – 3,400 calories burnt per day /5.1 miles per person
V Festival –3,100 calories burnt per day /4.6 miles per person
Reading Festival – 3,000 calories burnt per day /4.7 miles per person
T in the Park – 3,000 calories burnt per day /4.5 miles per person
Leeds Festival – 2,900 calories burnt per day/4.6 miles per person
Creamfields – 2,800 calories burnt per day /4.2 miles per person
Isle of Wight Festival – 2,700 calories burnt per day /4 miles per person
Bestival – 2,600 calories burnt per day /4 miles per person
Lovebox – 2,500 calories burnt per day/3.1 miles per person
T4 On The Beach – 2,300 calories burnt per day/ 2.9 miles per person

What do you make of this study? Let us know at @TicketmasterUK.

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