How Many Calories Do You Burn Crying?


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Crying, like laughing, burns approximately 1.3 calories per minute. A common belief is that the more deeply and emotionally one cries, the more calories they burn in the process, due to certain movements made while crying very hard.

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According to Home Remedies Pro, the rocking, shaking and trembling motions made while crying hysterically give the stomach muscles a relatively good workout (enough to even cause your body to ache the following day), but the body does not exert as much energy as one might think. The most calories one can burn in a hysterical crying fit is about 3.7 calories per minute.

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