How breathing and metabolism are interconnected | Ruben Meerman | TEDxBundaberg

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:
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

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  • @martinengelbrecht5384
    @martinengelbrecht53842 жыл бұрын

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

  • @lindaneese3586
    @lindaneese35862 жыл бұрын

    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

  • @jcgarcia1931

    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.

  • @farrierss1724
    @farrierss17242 жыл бұрын

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

  • @sanjaynair1152

    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.

    @HALLBARBARA112 жыл бұрын

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

  • @rachelmartinez4783
    @rachelmartinez47832 жыл бұрын

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

  • @Justeenseekret420
    @Justeenseekret4202 жыл бұрын

    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?

  • @mariespi96

    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!

  • @parimalpatel5550
    @parimalpatel55502 жыл бұрын

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

  • @nathanjames3348
    @nathanjames33482 жыл бұрын

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

  • @sweetsue4204
    @sweetsue4204 Жыл бұрын

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

  • @ianstuart1219
    @ianstuart12193 жыл бұрын

    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.

  • @SibleySteve
    @SibleySteve Жыл бұрын

    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.

  • @RebeccaHagman

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

  • @johncarlson6472
    @johncarlson64722 жыл бұрын

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

  • @alchemist6098
    @alchemist60982 жыл бұрын

    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.

  • @nyanpraterjr1819
    @nyanpraterjr18192 жыл бұрын

    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.

  • @stevelang6342
    @stevelang63423 жыл бұрын

    The best Ted Talk I have watched in quite a while. Congrats to Ruben and all those who put it together.

  • @dronesnature5688
    @dronesnature56882 жыл бұрын

    Thank you for this - a big piece of the weight loss puzzle! And yes, we need to be putting knowledge and educators in schools to actually TEACH things people can apply to life, wellness, decision-making, and longevity!