17. Talking a Lot
Hey chatterbox, you are burning many calories with all that tongue-wagging you’re doing. If you have a higher weight, you’re actually burning a lot more calories because of the greater body mass. You can burn about 53 calories per hour of easy conversation, so this is great news for people who talk for a living: actors, politicians, teachers, and professional speakers. You should all be in great shape with the daily talking you do! It’s excellent when daily activities and standard parts of life help us to stay in good condition.
If you’re a young chatterbox, you’re really winning in this category because younger people have a much faster metabolism. Age has a natural effect on caloric burn when talking, and younger people will burn a lot more calories than older people when they are talking. A young man of about 18 years old will burn 57 calories per hour of talking, while a much older gentleman of about 80 years old will burn 43 calories for the same conversation length. At least older people have great stories to share, so they have a lot more reason to chat for a long time to share their knowledge and wisdom with the younglings.