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The Truth About 7 Lazy Athletic Activities
With the Super Bowl of stock car racing right around the corner—that’s the Daytona 500 for all you nonracing types—we couldn’t help but wonder: How hard can it be to drive a car in circles? Quite hard, apparently. Controlling a race car while maintaining a good seated position against g-force at high speeds involves an unexpected amount of strength. When competitive drivers are wrestling behind the wheel, their oxygen consumption is comparable to running an 8- to 10-minute mile, and they burn 340 calories an hour. (Too bad driving a regular car burns a measly 150 calories an hour.)
In the spirit of these questions, we’ve rounded up some of the perceived laziest sports and uncovered how much athleticism is really required for each. Read on to discover the truth.