Getting active with Coca-Cola

I have a confession to make – I am hooked on Coke …………the drink!

I know what you were thinking. No, I am not known as Hi -cinta! 🙂

Okay -Iets be specific – I am hooked on Coca-Cola!

I recently had the opportunity to meet the Coca-Cola team at BlogFest and obviously share a Coke. I was also quite happy to find out that Coca-Cola has less caffeine than a cup of green tea. So, that means I can happily swap my green tea for Coca-Cola! Yay!

I also have to admit that I am not as active as I would like to be – blogging really cannot be done standing up!

Coca-Cola is campaigning to getting active as part of a daily routine. I am sure it will interest also you to learn about the caffeine content of everyday drinks and products that we consume.

Work it out tool

Work It Out Calculator: Despite good intentions, over a third (34%) of Brits admit they don’t have the time to be as active as they’d like, with motivation (32%) and money (21%) also cited as key barriers, according to research by Coca-Cola. As part of a campaign to fit getting active into your day, Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) has developed the ‘Work It Out Calculator’, available here, to highlight the importance of balancing energy in and energy out.

 Developed in association with ex-Olympian and professor, Dr Greg Whyte, the easy to use tool allows you to “work out” ways to get active. Simply indicate your favourite Coca-Cola beverage and the calculator suggests a variety of different exercises to burn off the calories consumed. It suggests everything from running and cycling to bowling and even hoovering, to suit a variety of different lifestyles, situations and moods – finding something to suit even those with a busy schedule.  Of course, people get calories from other foods and beverages.  It’s important to take into account all sources of calories in the diet when determining the “energy output” you’ll need to balance calories in with calories out. Dr Greg Whyte comments: “Brits have the capacity to be active as a part of their every day routine and we’ve developed the tool to inspire people to look at the energy in, energy out equation. Everyone can fit in smart ways to be active and burn off the calories they consume; it just involves some lifestyle tweaks to make the most of your surroundings and time challenges.” 

Caffeine Counter 2013 (1)

·   Caffeine Counter: Developed with Tommy’s the baby charity, our handy caffeine counter enables you to choose from a wide range of popular foods and drinks such as tea, coffee, cocoa and green tea to calculate your daily caffeine intake. View it here 

More information on Coca-Cola products and ingredients can be found at this section of Coca-Cola.co.uk, which houses even more consumer friendly information on our products, ingredients and initiatives in this area – as well as news on our recent actions including our reformulation of Sprite with Stevia (30% less calories) and our new 250ml can roll-out across Coca-Cola, Coke Zero and Diet Coke.

Coca-Cola Caffeine Counter

I really like the Work It Out Calculator as it suggests tasks that are not unachievable. Exercises mentioned are simple household tasks that most of us as home makers do. I also like to know that after indulging in my Coca-cola drink, I can effectively burn off the calories which make me feel less guilty about consuming it. There are also some good ideas for burning calories.

Coke has also introduced the 250 ml can which I think is really just right for me. Since the brand is promoting a healthy lifestyle, there is a lot of news and information about health on the website.

If you would like to work out how many calories you are likely to burn completing simple exercises and chores- click here.

Work It Out Calculator

 

So now that that’s out of the way….Coke anyone?

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