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How breathing and metabolism are interconnected | Ruben Meerman | TEDxBundaberg

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  • Жарияланды 2019 ж. 3 Жел.
  • NOTE FROM TED: This talk only represents a stoichometric approach to understanding metabolism and weight loss. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/t...
    Ruben shares his knowledge on how to breathe yourself thin by explaining where fat goes when you lose weight. Ruben is better known to Aussie kids as the Surfing Scientist. He performed experiments on ABC television programs for more than a decade and was the first ever resident scientist on Play School. Ruben's research was published in the British Medical Journal and he is the Author of Big Fat Myths. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at www.ted.com/tedx

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  • Martin Engelbrecht
    Martin Engelbrecht 2 жыл бұрын +2

    When someone takes a complex subject and makes it very simple your are listening to a genius.

  • Christian Kronborg
    Christian Kronborg 7 сағат бұрын +2

    The best video I have ever seen on this subject. Amazingly complex to simple explanation. Thank you!

  • Linda Neese
    Linda Neese 2 жыл бұрын +469

    Bruno Bettelheim was also an educator who said that any concept can be taught to anyone at any age. You just use age appropriate language and the right visuals to get the idea across. So glad that minds are thinking outside the old education box that has limited so many for so long. From a teacher

  • farrier ss
    farrier ss 2 жыл бұрын +916

    Move more, eat less, keep breathing, lose weight. We all knew that. Understanding why is a great way to improve anything. Very well done!

  • rachel martinez
    rachel martinez 2 жыл бұрын +897

    I learned more in 20min than in an entire semester at college.

  • Barbara Hall
    Barbara Hall 2 жыл бұрын +329

    Phenomenal presentation. All high school children should watch it a few times. And then all adults should rewatch it a few times.

  • JC Garcia
    JC Garcia  +103

    We learned all this in grade school but never learned to connect the dots... That is the primary failure in education. This was a great talk. Thank you.

  • Marie Espinoza

    This video is a Godsend! My husband is laying in a hospital on an ECMO machine that is supposed to help him expel CO2 after having had Covid but not doing such a great job of it. It’s great at oxygenating but not so great at removing CO2. The high CO2 makes him unconscious but I’m going to ask the dr if we can get him to sit and maybe move his legs and get him moving…idk if it will work but I’m going to try it. We got to “MOVE IT MOVE IT” to stay alive! Blessings to all of you out there!

  • Sanjay Nair

    India has a yogic breathing technique called Pranayama. You can look at it as an intensive breathing technique. Pranayama fits perfectly with the logic presented here. This man is a genius for being able to explain this concept in such simple terms.

  • LIGHT IN THEART
    LIGHT IN THEART 2 жыл бұрын +311

    He did such an amazing job at explaining something that often times can be seen as complex. This was very interesting. The photo of him surfing was really awesome that I didn’t even notice his belly until he said something and that’s what inspired this whole thing! Amazing. Did anyone else breathe deeply throughout this whole Ted talk?

  • ian stuart
    ian stuart 2 жыл бұрын +151

    You nailed the issues in health literacy, Ruben. And in the most interesting way. I especially liked finding how long it takes to "breathe out" various edibles, like a Mars bar, or a burger ... I didn't know that, and it quantifies the food units in a more understandable way than "calories". Atoms in , atoms out.

  • Parimal Patel
    Parimal Patel 2 жыл бұрын +340

    This man is summing off my metabolism term of Med school in 20 minutes

  • SweetSue420
    SweetSue420  Жыл бұрын +196

    Thank you. This explains the simple fitness rule I recently heard: “Breathe hard for at least 30 minutes a day.”

  • Nathan James
    Nathan James 2 жыл бұрын +325

    This is incredible research and presentation. Everyone should know this.

  • Rebecca Hagman

    Yoga practice has known this for thousands of years. So good to see scientific community confirming this in modern language

  • d.COG.
    d.COG.  +1

    I knew it! I need to sleep more because I'm breathing when I sleep but not eating. I'm going to sleep all day!

  • John Carlson
    John Carlson 2 жыл бұрын +218

    The excellent visuals he utilized for this presentation made the subject matter way more understandable.

  • Alchemist
    Alchemist 2 жыл бұрын +60

    As a chemist I love to see stoichiometry discussed in such an amusing and relevant way. BTW this is covered in the first semester of general chemistry.

  • Steve Bell
    Steve Bell  Жыл бұрын +47

    I've recently lost over 20 pounds and this really helps to explain it. Late at night, instead of snacking, I practice my golf swing, which makes me breathe heavier. Now it makes sense that standing still in my back garden and swinging clubs for a while is so healthy. I always walk a golf course, which yields about 7,000 steps over 9 holes, in addition to swinging clubs. All this breathing adds up.

  • Nyan Prater Jr
    Nyan Prater Jr 2 жыл бұрын +96

    I take back my last comment. Took me 24-hours to process the sheer-genius of this man's talk - even woke up last night having dreams of Hydrogen and Carbon bonds. He also reminded me of a major "flaw/paradox" (problem) in our model(s) of how "bonds trap thermal energy" and such. He is much smarter than me in many key ways, very honored/honoured to have watched this video and humbled by what I learned.