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How many calories does coughing burn?


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I've got an awful cold, and I was just wondering 'cause I can't find it anywhere. It must burn some?

Help pls :)

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Every activity burns some but I'd say the caloric burn of coughing isn't significant....however, your metabolism does speed up during colds/flu....increased body temp due to infection (killing the bugs is the end result)

You can't find it, because nobody would honestly log it.. I hope you were joking too lol.. If so then I got trolled good.

2 calories per cough.

 

 

 

(Yes, I did make that up off the top of my head. Heheh.)

Ummm... are you kidding?

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The cough syrup has calories.  I don't remember but it was over 500 per bottle.  That was a 4 or 6 oz prescription bottle.

I wouldn't count the coughing calories as I do not think it is enough, I do feel like my core feels a hard cough.

Feel better.

I'm doing the Cough Core workout routine.. I started coughing up blood after the 10th week, but my abs have never been more defined!

Original Post by trainmanup:

I'm doing the Cough Core workout routine.. I started coughing up blood after the 10th week, but my abs have never been more defined!

 Ewwwww... but that blood leaking from the corners of your mouth and crusted on your lips looks awful!!

Well, if you cough for long periods of time, you could maybe cough out a lung.

That's gotta be what- 2 pounds? Tongue out

 

Nah, don't be too concerned about how much you're burning while you're sick. Your body is using more calories than normal to fight off the illness anyway.

 

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