just 2 weeks ago my playing buddy and I were wondering how many miles we must be walking after playing all afternoon (4 hours).......1 1/2 miles! thanks for the post and answering that question. also burn 1000 calories albeit, needs to be more! also, I have found that babes can be detrimental to your game! focusing misplaced!
Good article. The second hand smoke negates the benefits in my area. i only play at home which is a problem. The world has changed in casinos, restaurants, everywhere. The idea that smoke has hurt pool rooms is an excuse for lousy operators and outdated rooms. People can go outside and smoke.
Make the rooms interesting, fresh, food and full bar...good equipment and a more private area for serious players.
"Burns calories – There is a surprising amount of beneficial walking involved in a round of pool: a typical 2-hour 8-ball or 9-ball session often provides 100 trips
around the table’s perimeter, which is about equal to walking nearly three-quarters of a mile. Playing multiple games of pool will stack up these distances and burn even more calories!"
You actually walk much more than this in 2 hours of pool. If you wear a pedometer, you'll see you're walking a lot. Between the walking, bending and mental energy, you're burning a decent amount of calories playing pool. Especially when you're my size.