Fitness

Top 10 Calorific Journeys on the London Tube Map

Calorific Journeys on the LondonLondon has its fair share of internationally recognised landmarks, all within a reasonable travelling distance, you might agree. All the more reason then to ditch the iconic red London Bus and the London Underground to walk amongst the hotspots. A study from GP Wayne Osborne of medical website Treated.com discovered that people who use the tube on a daily basis were potentially neglecting the basic principles of physical activity that are required to sustain a healthy lifestyle, now so more than ever in our current climate of daily stress and fast-food conveniences.

The study, which resurfaced earlier this month in Express, highlighted the total calorie count between one tube stop and the next on every major line. The findings split the outcome of the journey by calories burned off by walking, jogging and cycling, to put things in greater perspective. This reader for example would burn off a total of 415 calories by walking from North Greenwich to Canning Town. The equivalent distance travelled by jogging would burn off 648, or 259 if cycling. Not a bad way to compliment a Dry January pledge! The total longest and shortest routes, assembled by Dr Wayne Osborne and his team are shown in the tables below:

TOP 10 LONGEST TUBE JOURNEYS By Walking By Jogging By Cycling
Position Leg Tube Line Mins Calories Mins Calories Mins Calories
1 North Greenwich to Canning Town Jubilee 108 415 54 648 37 259
2 Wembley Park to Finchley Road Metropolitan 100 384 50 600 31 217
3 Chesham to Calfont and Latimer Metropolitan 83 319 42 504 24 168
4 Canary Wharf to North Greenwich Jubilee 80 307 40 480 34 238
5 Chalfont and Latimer to Chorelywood Metropolitan 58 223 29 348 16 112
6 Theydon Bois to Epping Central 56 215 28 336 17 119
7 Debden to Theydon Bois Central 55 211 28 336 18 126
8 Chorelywood to Rickmansworth Metropolitan 52 200 26 312 16 112
-9 Dagenham East to Elm Park District 51 196 26 312 15 105
-9 Boston Manor to Osterley Piccadilly 51 196 26 312 13 91

North Greenwich to Canning Town tops the table for most calories likely to be burned off in a signle journey, according to the figures.

TOP 10 SHORTEST TUBE JOURNEYS By Walking By Jogging By Cycling
Position Leg Tube Line Mins Calories Mins Calories Mins Calories
-1 Charring Cross to Embankment Northern 2 8 1 12 6 42
-1 Aldgate East to Whitechapel District 2 8 1 12 3 21
3 Holloway Road to Caledonian Road Piccadilly 3 12 2 24 5 35
4 Mansion House to Cannon Street Circle 4 15 2 24 2 14
-5 Goldhawk Road to Shepherd’s Bush Market Circle 5 19 3 36 3 21
-5 Cannon Street to Monument Circle 5 19 3 36 2 14
-5 Covent Garden to Leicester Square Piccadilly 5 19 3 36 2 14
-5 Leicester Square to Piccadilly Circus Piccadilly 5 19 3 36 5 35
-9 Marylebone to Baker Street Metropolitan 6 23 3 36 3 21
-9 Embankment to Waterloo Bakerloo 6 23 3 36 8 56
-9 Hyde Park Corner to Knightsbridge Piccadilly 6 23 3 36 3 21

Charring Cross to Embankment has the shortest journey time and will burn off the fewest calories.

The London Underground has been shuttling passengers from the heart of the city to the outer suburbs for over 100 years. Oxford Circus alone is reported to facilitate the travel of almost 100 million people every year. London strikes are set to commence in early February 2016, with disruption set to put a dent in the UK economy and a frown on the millions of commuters hoping to reach their place of work.

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