We read. We write. We sit.
According to recent reports, sitting 5 hours a day is the equivalent of smoking a pack and a half of cigarettes.
I have felt the effects, and make an effort to get up more often, moving around, stretching, feeding myself, etc.
In the process, I discovered an interesting bit of information on those less heralded forms of activity/exercise and wanted to share it here.
Here is one about creative writing.
For one hour of writing a person weighing:
100 pounds burns 72 calories,
125 pounds burns 89 calories,
150 pounds burns 107 calories,
175 pounds burns 125 calories,
200 pounds burns 143 calories,
225 pounds burns 161 calories, and
250 pounds burns 179 calories.
It is said that the human brain utilizes about 20 percent of the calories required in a day.
To calculate other very regular daily activities, this chart includes some interesting numbers.