Thus, according to Mr. Teabag’s technique, just 11 minutes of walking a day is equivalent to 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week, a new way to increase cardiovascular fitness.
The Christmas issue of the BMJ scientific journal is generally more carefree, but the journal claims that articles published there continue to maintain “the same high standards of innovation, methodological rigor, reporting transparency, and readability applied in the regular issue.” “
Researchers recruited 13 healthy adults ages 22 to 71 for their study. All subjects wore portable metabolic measurement systems to measure oxygen uptake, energy expenditure, and exercise intensity.
Results: For both men and women, bag walking resulted in significantly higher energy expenditure, about 2.5 times more than regular walking. In fact, walking on the Tea Bag showed an energy intensity corresponding to vigorous, strenuous physical activity.