Staying up all night turns out to spend as much energy as walking along 1.6 kilometers. The comparison could be said in different ways. Staying up all night means losing 135 calories, equivalent from which is obtained from a stack of bread or with semi-skimmed milk 227 grams.
“As the amount of stored energy seem small, it is far from what we expected,” said Professor Kenneth Wright, writer and director of research at Colorado University’s Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory. Wright and his colleagues reported their findings in The Journal of Physiology, according to Healthday. (more…)