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Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
17 May 2013, 08:29
I'm sure this is true - the challenge is how to change your daily routine. I've been out for a run this morning, but now I have knitting, sewing and some PC work to do - not sure I can do those standing up very easily. I will get up frequently to hang out washing etc, but I want to get on and get these jobs done, which means sitting and working at them intensely for a few hours
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
17 May 2013, 21:46
I've switched to a standing desk at work. I'm not quite ready for a treadmill desk yet.
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
17 May 2013, 22:16
I can manage that during the day, but after my evening meal I recline (slump) on the settee and hardly move till bedtime, then am recumbent for another eight hours. Shocking!
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
17 May 2013, 23:51
I do walk around when I'm on the phone and I try to move some part of my body when I'm sitting down typing -right now I'm moving my feet- but if I have some important to do and I need to concentrate, I can't get up every 20 minutes, sometimes I can't even get up every 2 hours...
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
18 May 2013, 02:28
I've tried the getting up during ads on the telly and I have to say the cat gets very annoyed! :cat2:
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
18 May 2013, 05:53
Interesting. Does general fidgeting count? I can spend a fair amount of time sitting at the computer but usually am kinda boogying to music , as well as getting up and down like a jack-in-the-box for a wee wander, swinging my legs (my feet never reach the ground!)?
I used to be very active - not in an athletic/sports way, but in what I call incidental exercise. Walking everywhere, taking stairs etc.
This country makes incidental exercise very difficult- escalators and no stairs (or locked stairwells with no ventilation) , no pavements and extreme heat making outside stuff impossible, and even those buggy things to lift and lay you inside shopping centres or if you need to walk more than 5 meters.
ARRGGGG! It is so unhealthy and I know I have lost so much fitness through not doing the stuff that I used to, but wasn't aware of (well, was but ...)
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
18 May 2013, 08:12
OK. Think I understand how to do this now. I'm writing this standing up. Today is the start of my Keep Moving campaign, and I will really concentrate on it for 21 days, to make it sink in, an become a habit. I've got errands to run today, and practical jobs to do, so it should be an easy day to get started. I will experiment with using my sewing machine on the kitchen surface, not the table, so I can do it standing up
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
18 May 2013, 09:27
kencc wrote:
TML13 wrote: I do walk around when I'm on the phone and I try to move some part of my body when I'm sitting down typing -right now I'm moving my feet- but if I have some important to do and I need to concentrate, I can't get up every 20 minutes, sometimes I can't even get up every 2 hours...

The US solution is put some longer legs on your desk and stand up.

That WOULD drive my rheumatologist to madness, LOLOLOLOLOL!!!! :razz:
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
18 May 2013, 09:30
BTW, I would consider very rude if I were in a meeting with somebody and they were walking on a traedmill. Perhaps it's different cultures but that would never happen here in Greece.
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
18 May 2013, 10:13
Fitflops (640x480).jpg


I've bought these with the money I've saved by fasting - now to use them for a day of walking!
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
18 May 2013, 10:38
This really resonates with me, I've never been skinny (apart from once for like 2 months when I was 16) but had maintained at 10 1/2 stone ish for a few years after uni- then I started working in a call centre, went back to uni part time and that's when the weight started creeping up. Now I work from home and help out looking after my dad, both of which are sedentary. I do boxing training and spin, but I really believe that these cant compensate for the amount of time spent sitting on my arse. So I'm writing this standing up, I already get up every hour of work and have a stretch, so I'll increase to every half hour. Looking back, the only time I've successfully lost weight is when it's been summer and I'm out and about more, dropped 3 stone between end of school and start of college (only stage of skinny in my adult life!)

Thanks for sharing this info, I'm defo going to act on it!
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
18 May 2013, 11:23
Thanks kencc. I always find your posts interesting and relevant.
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
18 May 2013, 14:26
I know I sit too much in the evening (no TV, but lots of reading) so I few months ago I bought an adjustable book stand--the type with little arms to hold the pages down. I put the stand on top of a plastic "milk crate" on the counter-high table in the kitchen. I stand there for an hour or so, doing some leg exercises most of the time (knee bends, calf raises, toe taps, etc.) This probably wouldn't do for study needing concentration, but is fine for recreational reading. I once tried setting a timer every 20 minutes, as recommended, but just didn't like all that getting up and down, braking into my reading time. An hour at a time to break up the evening is more to my liking.
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
18 May 2013, 15:10
kencc wrote:
Minumonline wrote:
Fitflops (640x480).jpg


I've bought these with the money I've saved by fasting - now to use them for a day of walking!

They don't look very (what's the word?) ...... serious ..... walking shoes?


I've been on the go all day, and they're really comfy. It might seem shallow, but I have frequently been put off walking by painful shoes, so I'm on a mission to solve this, and remove all obstacles to movement.
Re: Get off your butt! NEAT!
18 May 2013, 16:46
Well, Kencc, we'll get you a pair in black.
Problem solved!
No?
Well, I tried...

(Shallow? Not at all!!! Finding a pair of nice and comfy shoes is not an easy task and one should be happy when it happens!!!)
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