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How many calories is one mouse click?

15 Mar 2013, 14:23
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How many calories is one mouse click?

Spending most of your time typing or starring at a computer screen makes the least significant exercise an intensive workout.

 

Researchers managed to calculate how many calories you can burn simply clicking the mouse, reports Gizmodo reffering to the recently published book “Convert Anything to Calories”.

 

Scientists discovered that we need about 16.7 mol of ATP (adenosine triphosphate - a molecule , considered to be the main energy source in our cells) for a "typical" finger that has a volume of 10.8 cm ³ and weight of 11.7 grams to move 1 gram of its weight in one second. After conversion the amount of ATP spent for one click equals 1.42 calories.

 

The calculation assumes that the finger muscles are fully involved, so in fact, the figure might be smaller.

 

For example, to burn off the fat after eating Big Mac about 350,000 "clicks" required.

 

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