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Friday, February 04, 2011

"A 2001 study published in Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise found that sedentary women with high blood pressure reduced their systolic blood pressure and body mass by walking 9,700 steps per day at a self-selected pace for 24 weeks." SP trivia section today.

I was in another study, done by the attorney general in 2001. It was for "non-sedentary" people. I was in the hospital at the time, and researchers asked people there to participate. Basically the studies said the same things, 10,000 per day is the workout thresh hold, 12 thousand is the weight loss thresh hold. There are many workout trends based on full blown fraud. This was an attempt to actually come up with real numbers for the government.

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MIMOTOGO 2/5/2011 2:20PM

    Thanks for the trivia. And SP encourages 10,000 steps per day... pretty good for sure.

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FLAMENM 2/5/2011 12:27PM

    Sounds like I need to bump it up to 12,0000.

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JAYMURZ 2/5/2011 10:43AM

    hmmm... wonder how far that translates to in just walking with my dog terms?

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FLORIDAGHOST 2/5/2011 8:11AM

    Thanks for the info. I want to get a pedometer to use on a daily basis. I count 3000 steps a day, I know I do more than that, but I can never figure out an easy way of "measuring" or counting the steps without the pedometer so I don't really mess with it, but I know from personal experience, walking as much as possible is so much better for me and I have to do something when I literally drag myself away from the computer.

Have a grand one!

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ZOMBIEGIRL.NET 2/4/2011 8:17PM

    12,000 is my new goal then! thanks for the info

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    I love walking and the nice teeny tiny waist I have now due to it !

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LIZZIECA55 2/4/2011 7:02PM

    I believe that walking is the best exercise ever.

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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Getting to the "Bottom" of things. The sitcom "Bottom" ran for three series between 1991 and 1995, and spawned a film and several live tours.
Jeremy Strong's children's books include titles such as "My Brother's Famous Bottom", "My Brother's Famous Bottom Goes Camping", and others in a similar vein.

Nick Bottom is the conceited and foolish weaver who ends up wearing the head of an ass in "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

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JAYMURZ 2/4/2011 10:52AM

    Sounds appropriately existential on a grey Winter's day?

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Yea I don't think "The Magpie" has the same ring of darkness really. "Name this bird that shares its name with a very famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe. They are sometimes called wolf-birds.


Answer: Raven" Ravens are meat eaters and often swarm near death to eat human remains vulture style. In London, they often ate people killed by the government in political executions. That is why it is "good luck" in England for many government offices to have ravens. In modern day they just feed them meat from the grocery market, in front of paying tour groups. Last time I was in London I heard that on a tour.

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MIMOTOGO 1/29/2011 8:10PM

    It's amazing how simple facts can alter your perspective. Thanks for sharing.

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KVSFOOD 1/29/2011 12:07PM

    reminds me of watching 'The Crow' - excellent move! Sad that Brandon died while filming though emoticon

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JAYMURZ 1/29/2011 10:51AM

    They keep a small flock at the Tower of London too...

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HINOTO 1/29/2011 10:25AM

    Ravens are awesome. They nest in the hills by my house! :D

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KENDALL7261 1/29/2011 9:06AM

  Interesting trivia! Thanks for sharing.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Bowie is high on my workout music list. "Which legendary British singer had hits with "Space Oddity", "Rebel Rebel" and "Let's Dance"?

Your answer: David Bowie

Bowie's real name is David Robert Hayward-Jones. He has sold over 136 million albums.

80.85% of FunTrivia players have answered this question correctly in the past."

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HINOTO 1/29/2011 10:28AM

    Mmmm...David bowie emoticon

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

I am back at night school this week. Juggling school and family, while keeping up a workout schedule has been VERY hard to do. Somehow, this week I did okay.

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CHOCOLATE-JAMIE 1/28/2011 4:15AM

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MIMOTOGO 1/27/2011 6:05PM

    Awesome! You Can Do It! Keep up the great work and remember that you need time for you too! emoticon

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