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Walking Desk discovery or how I am really a horse

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Today is day 7 of my renewed efforts to change my outlook, my health, and my weight. There are a bunch of motivators, but one big one has been the feeling that my feet are going to feel so much better if I can take off 20+% of my body weight. I work at home in a 40+ hour desk job and in late 2014 I changed my office into a walking desk office setup. Since then I have probbly been walking only about 40% of the time as I have faced challenges with motivation, pain, and lack of good sleep problems. But I have been pretty steady on the desk all of 2016. But it has been brutal! More painful than when I started all around. So as I started to log my walking time here I noticed that the slowest walking speed they have is 2 mph...I had been going slower and slower as things had gotten harder so I was only going 1 to 1.5 mph. But I figured I wanted to be accurate so I upped my speed to 2 mph. It was like a complely different world! 2 mph was 200 times easier! I think that at the higher speed my stride is more natural and when I was going slower it wasn't enough movement to keep the blood circulating properly. At 2 mph I feel absolutely awesome at the end of the day...and while I don't know a lot about horses, I think I remember that a cantor is harder than a gallop. Leaving me to call this phenomenon the horse effect.
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    The biggest factor for me is blood sugar and there are lots of benefits to long term movement and with my own second job (side business) & 2 kids, time is key! I plan on taking some aqua arobic classes this summer because that is so good for you.
    1568 days ago
    My foot pain is not acute, just sore aftee 4 hours of walking and 8 of standing (I find that I stop when doing hard tasks, it is weird, like I can't think and walk.) So the pool would definitely be less impact, but I love not sitting at work!
    1568 days ago
    Good for you keep moving!
    1568 days ago
    Have you considered walking in a pool?
    1568 days ago
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