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 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 JOURNEYSBy WalkingBy JoggingBy Cycling
PositionLegTube LineMinsCaloriesMinsCaloriesMinsCalories
1North Greenwich to Canning TownJubilee1084155464837259
2Wembley Park to Finchley RoadMetropolitan1003845060031217
3Chesham to Calfont and LatimerMetropolitan833194250424168
4Canary Wharf to North GreenwichJubilee803074048034238
5Chalfont and Latimer to ChorelywoodMetropolitan582232934816112
6Theydon Bois to EppingCentral562152833617119
7Debden to Theydon BoisCentral552112833618126
8Chorelywood to RickmansworthMetropolitan522002631216112
-9Dagenham East to Elm ParkDistrict511962631215105
-9Boston Manor to OsterleyPiccadilly51196263121391

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 JOURNEYSBy WalkingBy JoggingBy Cycling
PositionLegTube LineMinsCaloriesMinsCaloriesMinsCalories
-1Charring Cross to EmbankmentNorthern28112642
-1Aldgate East to WhitechapelDistrict28112321
3Holloway Road to Caledonian RoadPiccadilly312224535
4Mansion House to Cannon StreetCircle415224214
-5Goldhawk Road to Shepherd’s Bush MarketCircle519336321
-5Cannon Street to MonumentCircle519336214
-5Covent Garden to Leicester SquarePiccadilly519336214
-5Leicester Square to Piccadilly CircusPiccadilly519336535
-9Marylebone to Baker StreetMetropolitan623336321
-9Embankment to WaterlooBakerloo623336856
-9Hyde Park Corner to KnightsbridgePiccadilly623336321

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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