When we stand on an insulating material and pass high voltage electric current through our body, the electric potential of our body gets increased. This means that the potential energy of the body increases. Does this mean that the energy of our body increases?? Like, we get energy if we stand on an insulating material and pass electric current through our body??

Asked by hilhew7 | 15th May, 2015, 05:59: PM

Expert Answer:

No. The energy of our body does not increase.
 
Only the charged potential increases. This does not affect the overall energy of our body.
 
The energy that we require to do our daily task is the ATP that we get from food. Standing on an insulating material does not increase this energy.
 
If that had been the case then there was no need of having food for any human being. However, that is not the case.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 15th May, 2015, 06:59: PM