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.

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