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Why is respiration considered an exothermic reaction?

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Why is respiration considered an exothermic reaction?

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Respiration is a biochemical reaction which releases energy during combustion of digested food (glucose) in the cell producing carbon dioxide and water.

C6H12O6(s) + 6O2(g) ➝ 6CO2(g) + 6H2O(l) + ATP

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