Two hours of video games do WHAT?

A new study found that two hours of playing video games can burn as many calories as ONE THOUSAND sit-ups!

And I don’t need the Nintendo Power Pad?

“Researchers” used smart devices like Fitbits to track the heart rates & calories burned while people played video games vs. those doing sit-ups.

Men burned an average of 210 calories an hour while gaming, while women burned 236.  And it took around 500 sit-ups to burn the same amount.

Of course, just sitting and doing nothing can burn 100 calories an hour.  So it’s not like gaming burns a ton more.

Burning calories isn’t the only thing you have to worry about if you want to get in shape though.  And gaming probably won’t strengthen your core much.

Might need some seven minute abs for that. 

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Brian Simpson

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