How many calories does crying burn?
Asked by angeline77 on Apr 02, 2009
in Weight Loss
During heartbreak, we feel sad and shed tears a lot. Will it burn more calories from crying?
I have never seen a calorie count for crying as an activity, but since everything burns calories, crying does too. A good cathartic cry that racks the body will burn more calories than will shedding a few silent tears. I guess that crying and laughing burn about the same number of calories – 1.3 calories per minute, which does not amount to much.