Erm, it is exercising, isn’t it?September 25, 2017 Tim WorstallHealth Care15 CommentsPeople spend more time sitting on the toilet each week than exercising, study finds previousOne wonders, one wondersnextOh dear 15 thoughts on “Erm, it is exercising, isn’t it?” John Square September 25, 2017 at 7:07 am I suspect you’d die much quicker if you didn’t shit than if you didn’t exercise. JuliaM September 25, 2017 at 7:13 am ‘The poll of 2,000 adults for the not-for-profit body UKactive…’ Another waste of money lobby group? Thomas Fuller September 25, 2017 at 8:35 am How many calories do grunting and grimacing burn? I can’t find the figures anywhere on the net. MC September 25, 2017 at 9:08 am @Thomas Fuller – it depends on your diet. Studies show the weight loss benefits of a high protein diet are partially due to the calories burned in trying to shit out the detritus of a 56 ounce ribeye every day. Maritime Barbarian September 25, 2017 at 9:14 am Well, I just started my week with 55 minutes in the gym. I will sit on the bog once a day for about two minutes a time. I reckon that puts me at the bottom end of the distribution. (Sorry – pun not intended). AndrewC September 25, 2017 at 9:27 am Easy, just call your toilet the ‘Jim’, instead of the ‘John’. Then tell people at the office; “I had a few beers last night so went to the Jim really early this morning.” OR “After my curry on Saturday I spent a couple of hours in the Jim on Sunday”. Impresses the co-workers no end. So Much For Subtlety September 25, 2017 at 9:28 am Well obviously. You can’t read while jogging. (Or reply to blog posts with your new mobile phone) Nautical Nick September 25, 2017 at 9:40 am A biological download is instant weight-loss… john77 September 25, 2017 at 9:52 am @ SMFS I’ve seen people on their ‘phone while jogging (they were jogging – I was walking). I steered well clear. Matt Wardman September 25, 2017 at 9:58 am ‘Tis Humbug. Strain …. relax Strain …. relax Exercise is the upside of constipation. Kevin B September 25, 2017 at 10:30 am As I get older I tend, more and more, to sit down to pee in order to allow time for the last dribbles from my bladder to force their way past my swollen prostate. This means that although I go for one or two half-hour walks each day, I could well be approaching the ‘more time spent on the bog than exercising” threshold. Mind you, if I count the time I spend manually draining my prostate two or three times a week as exercise, I’m probably on the ‘good’ side of the equation. Gamecock September 25, 2017 at 11:47 am A First World problem. jgh September 25, 2017 at 12:24 pm I spend more time asleep than exercising. Bloke in Costa Rica September 25, 2017 at 4:27 pm Many years ago I had a job as a test engineer in an electronics factory. There was a pneumatic but particularly bubble-headed secretary who one day squeaked to her friends in the canteen that she’d lost two pounds that weekend. On hearing this my mate Yad Lowcey the Dyslexic Technician (possibly the funniest bloke I ever met) roared loud enough for everyone to stop mid-chew: “Two pounds?! I lost more than that having a shit this morning!” Bubble Head turned vermilion while everyone else fell about. Riyadh Cynic September 26, 2017 at 7:21 pm …only if you’re constipated Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.