Literally speaking, that is!
Scientists have recently discovered that reading a racy novel can increase your metabolic rate and help you burn more calories:
On average, we burn around one calorie per minute when sitting still, but reading encourages the production of adrenaline, causing BMR to rise to up to 1.75 calories per minute, say the researchers, commissioned by book store Borders. (DailyMail.co.uk)
Could this really be true: substituting a trip to the gym for a mammoth reading session? Sounds too good to be true, but certainly rather interesting. What do you think?