Is the iPhone steps tracker part of myfitnesspal accurate? Did I really burn 988 calories walking today?
Is anyone else surprised that 9 miles burns ~ 1000 cals? I thought we were meant to be super efficient long distance travellers?
Not trying to rain on anyone's parade just curious.
Just a thought stemming from how primitive humans hunted mainly through exhaustion techniques. Also by how few calories cardio burns. In my head I thought that fact that humans were bipedal made us traveling very efficient in terms of biomechanics
I dunno, I have a Note 4 and the pedometer always seems to overestimate the amount of calories from walking. Like, I'll walk somewhere between 8-10km in a day and it tells me I've burned like 700 kcal, there's no way that's right.
These are NEVER accurate.
If you're dieting NEVER trust them.
Calories burned has a fuckton of variables to be at least a bit accurate, and these thingys barely take 2 or 3 into account.
But we didn't hunt like that. It's a theory and it's wrong. Running animals to exhaustion is totally bullshit and inefficient. We were more clever, used weapons, tools, traps, group coordination and planning.
We can hunt for small animals, mainly insects and reptiles. When I was small I used to capture lizards and a ton shit of bugs and even snakes. And I did it for fun, just imagine if your loif depended on it, you would be a pro hunter in just a couple months... Seriously people, have you ever even been in the nature?.
ancient humans would take food with them when they were out
it was made easier after agriculture was introduced, but that led to a bunch of the men starving to death after they ran out while hunting