Get a Workout by Watching Activity

Attention all nagging wives,

Watching sports is good for your body.

A new study published in the international journal, Frontiers in Autonomic Neuroscience shows that when somebody is watching a video of somebody exercising it has positive affects on the person's body.

The study shows that the muscle sympathetic nerve activity increased when people watched physical activities.

While the study concluded that your body will get a small workout from simply watching others exercise, Macefield cautioned that nothing compared to real physical activity.

Although good news for coach potatoes who enjoy Sunday Football, the author of the study Rachael Brown has some less encouraging news saying,

"while watching other people exercise may increase your heart rate and have other physiological effects, nothing can replace the health benefits of getting off the couch."

Article Added: 2013-11-26

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