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Video Shows McDonald’s Exercise Bikes For People Who Want To Burn Calories While They Eat

Jess Hardiman

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Video Shows McDonald’s Exercise Bikes For People Who Want To Burn Calories While They Eat

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@cris13_u

Viral footage shows a McDonald’s restaurant believed to be in China, where exercise bikes have been installed as seats for customers to burn off a few calories while they chow down on a Big Mac.  


In the TikTok video, we see a woman sitting at a custom-made table for one, where a branded exercise bike replaces a traditional seat.  

As she enjoys her burger, she pedals forward with her feet – stopping at one point to take a swig from her large drink.  

A man behind her also does exactly the same as he scrolls through his phone.   

It looks just like a scene from any gym... Well, apart from the lack of exercise clothing, the giant McDonald’s ‘M’ on the bike’s wheel and the fast food they’re both tucking into.  

It’s not known where exactly the clip footage was recorded, but TikTok user @cris13_u, who posted the clip, suggested it was somewhere in China. 

Credit: TikTok/@cris13_u
Credit: TikTok/@cris13_u

“Mc da China kkkk amei a ideia,” they wrote in the caption, which is thought to roughly translate as: “McDonald's in China... I love the idea.”  

The video has racked up 32 million views and 2.1 million likes, along with thousands of comments. 

Many other social media users were impressed with the ‘amazing’ idea, although some admitted it reminded them of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian sci-fi series Black Mirror.  

“McFitness,” one person quipped.  

Another wrote: “This concept is amazing.” 

A third joked: “This is like using your phone while charging.” 

A fourth added: “Not me thinking about that episode from Black Mirror.” 

Credit: TikTok/@cris13_u
Credit: TikTok/@cris13_u

Someone else said they thought the concept wasn’t great for digestion, saying: “Bad for your digestive system lol. Don’t do physical activities while eating, eating needs a relaxed state so it can be digested well by the GI tract.” 

According to Harvard Health Publishing, from Harvard Medical School, a stationary bicycle will let a 155lb burn on average 252 calories for half an hour of exercise.

A Big Mac contains 550 calories, so you may need to pedal away for some time if you want to work it off.

Alternatively, a McDonald's hamburger contains just 250 calories, so you'd be able to climb off the bike in just half an hour.

Mind you, in the background of the video there's also traditional seating on offer - meaning you could just sit and enjoy your meal as normal before heading out for a run when you fancy it. I know which one I'd choose...

Topics: Food And Drink

Jess Hardiman
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