What happens when you exercise?

Aug 1, 2017
Chemistry has been a part of our lives for much longer that we have even called it chemistry.

When we are physically active our body will burn the chemically stored energy we get from the food we eat. But what happens if we don't do any exercise at all? In the eighth video of the Chemistry Calendar we do a little chemistry experiment to compare our energy expenditure between rest and hard training. Watch this short youtube video on how chemistry affects our daily lives, and how research can help us to a better future!

A joint project between Molecular Frontiers, Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg and Universeum. They worked together with film company Untamed Science to launch this great video.

Teachers:
Teaching material, including descriptions of lab experiments can be found here.

Experiment: