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5/16/12 10:15 P

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Thanks for the explanation Blue!! I think it's a great idea...and am going to start doing it when I am sitting...

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.

- Eleanor Roosevelt, human rights advocate

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5/16/12 4:42 P

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Copying the answer from the DailySpark blog I quoted:
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Q. What is chair marching?

A. Chair Marching is basically marching in place while sitting on a chair. Depending on the mobility level of the person starting Chair Marching, I suggest starting by rocking your feet--heel toe, heel toe, always leaving part of the foot on the ground-–and as you get more mobile then start “marching” rhythmically--lifting feet off the ground, knees bent, lifting your knees as high as possible, and then start to modify the movements, maybe put on some music with a beat (though music is an optional extra) and move your feet forwards and backwards, sideways, lift your feet straight out, and back, lift feet straight out and bring back to cross at the ankle, then out again then back straight, even sit on an exercise ball and march while watching TV or using a computer--the variations are limitless--work out a routine to the music. And then bring your shoulders in to add to it, and arms--so the whole body gets a work out.

Obviously the degree of effort depends on where you are at the time--you should see the looks I get when I “Chair March” in the shopping centre while waiting for the store to open!!
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So basically yes, marching in place while sitting, but with as much variety as we want to add to it - or as limited as injury or illness make it.

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5/15/12 9:03 P

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I feel stupid, but what is chair marching? Marching your feet in place while you sit? I don't do that, if that's what it is...but I do try to move a lot, and stretch throughout the day.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.

- Eleanor Roosevelt, human rights advocate

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."

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4/30/12 11:22 A

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I have chair marched every day since August 2011. I started with 10-15 minutes per day and am up to 60 to 100 minutes a day and at least 10,000 steps per day. I burn between 500 and 1000 calories per day depending on the intensity of the music I march to. It is one of the few cardio exercises I can do consistently without pain or muscle spasms.


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4/27/12 6:39 A

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My daughter and I are able to talk to each other at work so every hour we message and ask have you gotten up and moved around in the past hour. If not we get up move and report back to each other.

Sandy

It's not hard to eat right. It's not hard to exercise. What is hard? Breaking out of habits. It comes down to the habits we have created, what we've allowed our bodies to crave when we're sad, angry, happy, or depressed. And there is only one way to break habits: STOP.


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4/27/12 2:37 A

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www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=wan
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Would you chair march?
Could you chair march?
Do you chair march?

Me? Nah ... but I do sometimes bounce one leg up and down a lot (a la Restless Leg Syndrome, but I do it intentionally and swap legs).

What about you? If not Chair Marching, do you do anything when you're sitting for long stretches to be more active, like squeezing those glutes?

Blue, Lethie, or Jennifer May - I answer to them all
(aka Astraxialus in NaNoWriMo)
San Jose, CA
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