Scientists: funny Monty Python-style walk is seven times…

Funny Monty Python style walk
Scientists: funny Monty Python-style walk is seven times more effective than physical education.
Funny Monty Python style walk

Researchers at the University of Arizona have calculated that deliberately doing even the simplest exercise incorrectly can be an effective method for burning large amounts of calories. This is not so much to lose weight, but to maintain regular physical activity with less time. They based their research on Monty Python's famous sketch, The Ministry of Stupid Walks.

From time immemorial, mankind has been improving the technique of performing various physical procedures in order to make them simpler, safer and less energy-intensive. Where the beginner huffs and sweats from exhaustion, the pro does a few polished moves without any effort. But what is good for work is bad for recovery - a lot of sports exercises are aimed at improving the result, and not at maintaining good physical shape.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting at least 75 minutes of exercise a day, even if it's just walking. Alas, not everyone has these free minutes. However, if you move in the style of Monty Python, then the energy consumption immediately increases by 2.5 times. Non-standard movements involve many muscle groups, in addition, the brain and vestibular apparatus are actively working to control movement in space in such an unusual way.

American researchers have calculated that 11 minutes of "ridiculous" Monty Python-style walking is enough to replace 75 minutes of standard physical education. What's more, if you divide the process into 1-2 minute chunks and do them throughout the day, it will help you maintain your level of physical activity effortlessly. In addition to walking, this principle can be extended to many other familiar things. For example, try to do with your left hand what you usually do with your right hand - this makes the brain work in a new, unusual way for yourself.