Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Sure, exercise is a good thing -- but even if we're part of the tiny minority who do aim for daily exercise, that 30 minutes a day doesn't cut it. It's not enough to offset the other 23.5 hours of inactivity.
Most of us don't exert a lot of physical energy at work any more. And at home we've got dishwashers and laundry machines and vacuum cleaners and . . . . yeah.
How can we keep moving?
I'm gonna print off emails (yeah, I know . . . ) and get up from my desk and walk to the printer and retrieve them and put them in the file myself.
I'm gonna try to stand up while I take phone calls, and move around.
I'm gonna try to poke my nose out the door at lunch time, take a bit of a stroll and clear my head.
I stopped smoking about 35 years ago.
Now: how to stop sitting and engage in a program of continuous movement!!
And am I seriously delusional enough to think that not-sitting could possibly make me smoking hot at my age and stage?? Uh . . . . no.
But it's all relative, right? Gotta keep blowing on those dying embers!!