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Offline harryneild

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Thinking Workouts
« on: 12/03/2006 13:22:45 »
Im a person who doesn't like to go out jogging or to the gym because it bores me. Im really interested in science and read quite a lot and visit site like these. I was wondering that because the brain uses 20% of the energy in my body then can reading a few pages of a book that makes you think be equal to a jogging session and burn of the calories that the mars bar i have just eaten has put into my body?

If so are there any statistics related to this? How much thinking must you do to equal say a 10 minute jog?


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Re: Thinking Workouts
« Reply #1 on: 12/03/2006 15:49:13 »
Oh wouldn't that be good if it actually worked, but I think that unfortunately there's no substitute for moving all the other muscles in your body to really lose weight and get fit. I can't see how ' thinking ' alone is going to reduce my waist line !....I really wish it did though.

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Re: Thinking Workouts
« Reply #2 on: 12/03/2006 16:06:05 »
thanx neil

hmm yeh i suppose that getting fit would be maybe impossible from jsut thinking exercises alone however what about if you are allready fit. Could it maintain that fitness? I realise that the brain could not possibly breakdown the excess fat in some of us but im sure it could break down the glucose in our blood. I mean, after a long day of thinking at school or what ever I feel quite tired. Obviously not as much as a day of jogging would but still. It may be interesting if anyone could ofer any statistics.
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Re: Thinking Workouts
« Reply #3 on: 12/03/2006 20:35:21 »
It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigour.—CICERO

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Re: Thinking Workouts
« Reply #4 on: 13/03/2006 23:54:24 »
Read while you're on a treadmill - best of both worlds! :D

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