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How to burn calories? Click on the mouse…

In Japan, it is estimated that an average adult male should burn about 2,000 calories a day while an adult female should use around 1,700 (numbers vary according to age and build).

mouse clickFor those of us who spend the best part of our day hunched over a keyboard starting at a computer screen, any physical exertion, however smal, has to go some way towards constituting exercise. A recently published book, Convert Anything to Calories, calculates the number of calories burned through various human activities and events. In this book, the authors, PHP Science World, work out how many calories are burnt with each and every mouse click.

According to this recent study, one mouse click burns approximately 1.42 calories!
The calculation was based on an average human finger volume and weight of 10.8 cubic centimeters and 11.7 grams, respectively.

On average, 16.7 micromoles of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) are consumed in moving one gram of muscle for one second. So, the total amount of ATP burned to move 11.7 grams of muscle in the index finger is approximately 195 micromoles (11.7g×16.7μ mol/g). There are 7.3 calories in one mole of ATP energy, so the number of calories burned in clicking the mouse equals about 1.42 (7.3/1000) X 195).”

So, 1.42 calories every time you click that YouTube video link or send out that tweet…

mose-clicking-calories-1An annotation to the maths adds that “the calculation assumes the muscle contracted completely, so the actual amount of calories used is a little less.” So, if you do manage to use your mouse energetically enough, at a rate of 1.42 calories per click you can burn off a Big Mac in only 350,000 presses!

So, forget heading to the gym this evening. Just click harder.

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