Monday, February 05, 2007

I would like to get paid to lose weight!

A century ago, I could paid to sweat!

With our big energy problems in this world, why are teadmills powered by electricity? If I am running, sweating and spending my energy, shouldn't I be able to get that energy back in some format?

Here is the deal: when I jog, I can produce enough power to light a bulb. Right? With all the gyms over-crowded between 5 pm and 8 pm, we shouldn't have a problem lighting up the streets in the city between those hours at least!

What I mean is that, we need to put people on bikes that are connected to a little motor that generates electricity. This way, you can work out for free, because the gym can sell all the power that you generate while you run!

5 Comments:

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Jackal said...

you are now officially an environmental looney !!!

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger Ms. B said...

This has nothing to do with the environment!

I am just saying while you are sweating and wasting all the energy (you paid for the food you ate, right?) and your money, why not at least get something back?

at least some credit for lighting up the streets.

You shouldn't have to pay to run!

 
At 1:33 PM, Blogger Jackal said...

it is indirectly about environment!

just as you pay money to gain weight, you ought to pay to lose it too [;)]. and the energy produced during your workout can hardly light up just the corridors of the gym, let alone the TVs, heating, water and all other facilities... lighting the street? absurd!

if you don't want to cough up money, eat sensibly, excercise at home or jog around outside (weather permitting), and most importantly live happy!

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger Leili said...

changing body heat to power...
hmmm...m
can they do that?
it would be nice :)
Bahar, if you come up with a detailed solution on how to do that, remember to patent it!

 
At 7:16 AM, Blogger Ms. B said...

Guys, it is much simpler than that!

You just hook up a simple motor to each bike at the gym. When people peddle, it produces light or electricity!

As simple as that!

 

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