My friend called (on my cell), so rather than sit and talk (and bother my co-worker), I figured I'd get out of the office and walk while we talked. I kept up a good pace and continued after we finished for a nice bit of unexpected exercise.
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Instead of sitting or standing still while talking on the phone, I try to do a little exercising like marching or running in place. I have a cordless phone so sometimes I walk from one end of the house to the other or walk up and down the stairs. It's amazing how many calories you can burn during a 10 or 15 minute phone call! Also, its helps make the time go faster when you call a business and they put you on hold.
My home phone service has been free for over two years. I use Google Voice and a simple device called an ATA (available from Linksys or many other companies). Setup is a bit involved but any college student today can help if you're not up to the task. Once you have your Google number it will ring all the phones in your home or any mix of land and cellular phones based on the caller, and you'll have call forwarding, call screening, voice mail, and many other options all for free.
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