Energy Use

In reading ‘Biological Psychology’, I came across an interesting statistic.  Two-thirds of a person’s energy output is used to maintain body temperature!  I already knew that about 20% was used by the brain and I thought that an amazing amount, but temperature maintenance puts the brain’s requirement to shame.

So 85+% of energy is already spoken for, leaving but 15% for all movement, which in my ignorance I would have guessed a much higher energy budget, movement being so important.

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