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An hour of sudoku can help you lose weight

By T.K. Randall
November 26, 2009 · Comment icon 9 comments



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Mental agility expert Tim Forrester has claimed that an hour spent doing puzzles like sudoku or a crossword can burn up more calories than you'd find in the average chocolate biscuit, up to 90 calories an hour.
An hour spent on crosswords and sudukos burns more calories than are contained in a chocolate chip cookie, brain trainers claim. Mental exercises such as puzzles and quizzes are said to burn an average of 90 calories every hour more calories than are contained in a jammy dodger or a chocolate hobnob.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (9)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 14 years ago
Sounds like an excuse for not actually exercising.
Comment icon #2 Posted by JackoftheFools 14 years ago
Now all the people who are overweight are going to start doing sudokus in hopes of getting thin...
Comment icon #3 Posted by Dr Alien 14 years ago
an hour of sudoku can make you lose your hair as well
Comment icon #4 Posted by behaviour??? 14 years ago
Now all the people who are overweight are going to start doing sudoku in hopes of getting thin... Yup....The newspaper will be zooming out with many sudokus and puzzles and just promise them that this will reduce your weight...Mental Science an hour of sudoku can make you lose your hair as well Thats again another problem...with great victory comes great sacrifice Thanks B???
Comment icon #5 Posted by BaneSilvermoon 14 years ago
Even if this were/is true (which we won't even get into) calorie burn from repeating the same activity gradually decreases as your body grows accustomed to it. And 90 calories an hour is nothing. My BMR is 89.1 calories burned an hour if I spend every minute of the day laying in bed. Or a whopping fifteen minutes on a treadmill. Five minutes on an Elliptical Cross Trainer...... So sure, take this to heart. Have an 4 hour Sudoku session. And then think about the fact that 15-20 minutes on an elliptical would have been more productive.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Still Waters 14 years ago
an hour of sudoku can make you lose your hair as well I prefer crosswords to sudoku, they're more interesting.
Comment icon #7 Posted by MysteryVy 14 years ago
how many calories will i burn by tactfully executing missions in modern warfare 2?
Comment icon #8 Posted by lylyna125 14 years ago
I currently weigh about 95kgs and i want to lose 20kgs as soon as possible. what is the best method to do to lose 20kgs in about 3 months? 30mins of exercise a day?
Comment icon #9 Posted by Dr Alien 14 years ago
I currently weigh about 95kgs and i want to lose 20kgs as soon as possible. what is the best method to do to lose 20kgs in about 3 months? 30mins of exercise a day? try playing sudoku for 60 mins a day


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