How on earth is exercise and renewable energy supposed to be connected? In today’s world, they are indeed connected in a way that many people will not find easy to imagine. This is by feeding power grids through the sheer power of exercise.
It really is nothing short of a brilliant idea to generate electricity through the efforts of people who exercise. The idea is actually fairly simple enough to understand. Exercise machines are hooked up to a system that converts energy produced from their use to electrical power. The power generated from this connection has been tested to supply the electrical needs of a two-story building.
People who exercise on these machines are more than happy to know that they are not only losing unwanted pounds and calories but are also helping to produce renewable energy. Every which way one looks at it, the set-up is a win-win situation. People gladly sweat it out in the gym while making it possible for the very gym or fitness center they are patronizing to benefit from energy that isn’t harmful to the environment.
Taking Care of One’s Self and the Environment
There has always been the question hanging over the heads of humanity of why we choose to indulge in activities that may be beneficial to self but harmful to the environment. At many times, people seek for beauty, health, and comfort at the expense of the destruction of natural resources. Exercising while generating electricity is a complete turnaround from the often self-centered motives of losing weight and being healthy.
People can no longer deny the fact that it is impossible to attain excellent health if we allow the continued degradation of the environment. Sooner or later, the waste and damage that we allow to happen will catch up on us no matter how much we participate in sports and body wellness activities. The environment and the people living in it will always be connected.
While it is true that electricity produced from exercising as mentioned above is not about to replace traditional power sources any time soon, it will always be a comfort to know that there are such possibilities. If humans numbering to a few compared to the total world population can produce enough energy to power a small building, think of what can be accomplished when all work together. Renewable energy is indeed a real option.
About the Author:
Adam Johnson is a professional blogger who shares tips and advice on fitness and nutrition. He writes for Fitness 19, a leading fitness center with locations nationwide.