[FoRK] Walking While Working

HK Pang <hkpang at gmail.com> on Tue Feb 5 14:02:47 PST 2008

I always find it hard/boring to do repetative exercise in a confined

My best exercise is doing home improvements, yardwork, or taking care
of the kids. If I hire contractors to do these, their billing rate is
higher than my after tax pay rate.

On Feb 5, 2008 3:39 PM, Tom Higgins <tomhiggins at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 4, 2008 9:47 AM, Jeffrey Kay <jeff at jeffreykay.com> wrote:
> > Thought y'all might find this interesting - I've become a "work walker" - a
> > treadmill instead of a desk chair.  I seem to recall that someone on this
> > list did something like this a few years ago with a weight bench or an
> > exercise cycle.
> Yep, that was me back in 2001 or so. Chaffing....oi. It worked ok for
> a few months and I did loose a nice amount of poundage; at least
> temporarily. We are moving into our new house (back in Portland and
> away from the suburban pit of Vancouver WA) and I will .be looking
> into way to get back to turning the butt-in-chair times more of a
> useful thing.
> One thing that does seem to be helping, I have picked up a few shifts
> a week working in my fave coffee shop...non tech labor is a great
> workout:)- The shop is in a big space so I am huffing to and fro way
> more than usual. Ive already felt the difference if not in raw pounds
> lost then in the ability to do activities longer without getting so
> damn tired. Huffing around 430 pounds of built in weights makes moving
> an amazing workout.
> -tom(the god shot)higgins
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