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PATTIE2101 Posts: 666
8/5/14 8:33 A

No way!

Proverbs 15:13 A happy heart makes a face happy.
BIBLIOTEKARZ SparkPoints: (58,243)
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8/5/14 6:28 A

As someone who has actually done experiments involving shocking people (at University) I would have to say no. It's not a good motivator. Well, it probably is a great motivator to take the thing off.

Exercise is my Prozac.
TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
8/5/14 5:58 A

no, i will not

TRYINGTOLOSE64 Posts: 74,402
8/5/14 5:54 A

not even if I had the money!!

THROOPER62 Posts: 22,689
8/5/14 5:28 A


MARKATSPARK Posts: 4,843
8/5/14 5:09 A


EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
8/5/14 2:01 A

No, wouldn't buy it as I have a Fitbit.

Moving in new directions.
BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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8/4/14 7:13 P

No I wouldn't buy it as I really enjoy working out

BMCC488 SparkPoints: (52,047)
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8/4/14 4:35 P

Wow. I didn't click on the link, but if that's real... just wow. I would never buy such a thing. I want exercise to be as pleasant and enjoyable as I can while pushing myself at the same time, not something I fear an electric shock from if I refrain from it for a certain time period.


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ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (141,532)
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8/4/14 1:39 P

Nope, but it ain't a billion dollar business for nothing, this weight loss issue around our country.

NENATO2 SparkPoints: (183,631)
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8/4/14 12:30 P

I only read the title to know that I would not buy that.

People who talk about being bored - are boring.

There's a brighter day coming...
SHOOTINGSTAR12 SparkPoints: (30,873)
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7/26/14 6:54 A


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LWILKINS60 Posts: 1,581
7/26/14 6:50 A

Haha! How about a shock if I eat something stupid like cake? Lol

MARKATSPARK Posts: 4,843
7/26/14 6:11 A


TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
7/26/14 6:02 A

interesting device

THROOPER62 Posts: 22,689
7/26/14 5:34 A


FOCUSD Posts: 202
7/26/14 12:20 A

That's crazy. I do get a kick out of the fitbit buzz when you reach 10,000.

DONNAATTEBERRY SparkPoints: (5,775)
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7/25/14 1:19 P


LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 3,056
7/25/14 12:14 P


If I did have one and it started shocking me, I'd just take it off. I mean...who wouldn't take something off if it was shocking them?!


SPARKLEYSHINE SparkPoints: (29,667)
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7/25/14 12:10 P

I'm sure the bracelet would just get taken off.

07SOJO Posts: 1,648
7/25/14 12:00 P

Our society is so desperate to lose weight without having to work at it, that most of us try at least one crazy thing at some point!

You NEVER regret a workout!
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7/25/14 11:42 A

No Way...Just saw a TV commercial for a new plastic looking waist gadget that you wear. It's supposed to replace gastric surgery. Sounds way to fishy to me. Why not wear a straight
jacket or solder up your pantry?

Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?.....Phyllis Diller
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7/25/14 11:27 A

Nope. No way no how would I purchase a device that uses shock to induce me to keep exercising. We want exercise to be a POSITIVE experience, not a negative one.

zapping someone will not induce them to work a bit harder. It's just a matter of time before they get so fed up with the device that they chuck it out.

Positive reinforcement works better than negative reinforcement.

ERICREH Posts: 3,487
7/25/14 8:46 A

No way.

LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,135)
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7/25/14 7:53 A

Oy. I do like Sheryl's idea though . A couch that became uncomfortable after you had been sitting for more than two hours? I would go for that.

NIRERIN Posts: 13,068
7/25/14 6:56 A

that will really help when you get a stitch in your side or a cramp in your leg.

-google first. ask questions later.

MEEKA71 SparkPoints: (41,552)
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7/25/14 2:06 A

Funny, I was just thinking to myself how much more enjoyable my jogging would be if done under threat of electrocution.


DENRNAJ SparkPoints: (96,765)
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7/25/14 1:00 A

imagine if it malfunctioned! emoticon

Make it happen- just one step at a time!
SUGAR0814 Posts: 4,995
7/25/14 12:55 A

No way!


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ANARIE Posts: 12,840
7/24/14 11:46 P

It's a shame that they wasted all that creativity and innovation on something that punishes when instead they could have made something that says, "Oh, come on. You already did 8000 steps today; just 2000 more and you'll hit your goal! 2000 is nothing! Come on, let's go!"

Don't shock or nag; cajole! How cool a name would that be-- The Cajoler 1000.

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (52,775)
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7/24/14 9:57 P

LOL, only if it could be permanently implanted! A bracelet can be removed... emoticon

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7/24/14 9:50 P


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7/24/14 9:11 P


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7/24/14 7:53 P

Now that is funny!!!!! Let me know when you find one and I will make it 2. emoticon

SHERYLDS Posts: 14,438
7/24/14 7:47 P

I would prefer a sofa that delivers a SHOCKING reminder if you've been sitting more than 2 hours.

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BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,395
7/24/14 7:44 P

Hahaha is that for real?


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EELPIE Posts: 2,700
7/24/14 7:17 P

New Fitness Bracelet Delivers Electric Shock if You Don't Work Out:

Do you like jogging, but wish it was a little more like a Saw movie and/or dystopian nightmare in which thigh gaps have become the global currency? Well, today in horrible ideas: A new wearable fitness tracker that actually zaps users with an electric shock if they stop exercising will be hitting the market later this year.

The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
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