- Tone F
- United Kingdom
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Exercise farms for generating electricity and reducing the impact of weight-related problems on healthcare.
Would it not be feasible to generate a substantial quantity of stored electricity through co-operative exercise?
Perhaps if people were paid to generate this power, obesity would be less of a problem, and the demand on healthcare would reduce.
Now if this was expanded to a national scheme, with many "farms", and many stations, i.e. exercise bikes. Could we at least offset some of the harm that coal and nuclear power generation does?
According to a certain product, their device can generate approximately 70 watts for a 20 minute workout. Enough, they claim, to power a laptop for an hour.
If a sizeable portion of the population regularly partook of the activity, and the power generated could be efficiently harvested and stored; what's to stop a million or more people from working out for 20 minutes a day, collecting some credit, and generating enough power to keep the city humming for a couple of months?