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Mon Mar 14, 2016, 12:06 PM

easy exercize tip...get up to answer the phone, do not have phone by computer...

My phone by my computer broke down about 4 years ago..Now, when the phone rings, I got to get up and answer, no matter who is calling, even if it is a robo call, political call, or live caller to sell me some electricity...
And, I do get up to answer the phone...each time..and I do not like it, especially if I am writing some incredible idea on the computer in the GD section of DU...You see, I never replaced my phone by the computer..(the walk is about 20 feet to phone in another room)

I was going to buy a brand new set of phones, the latest and greatest, and easiest ....then I would have a great phone by the computer and all work could be done right there...but....................................

after a 8 to 10 months, I was noticing that getting up to answer was a good thing..helping to strengthen my legs and hips a little bit. Now a little bit, is better than nothing, so I never got another new phone. Every time it rings and I got to get up and walk 20 feet to answer it, I got to get up and answer it. It is pretty simple, isn't it?

In four years, I estimate that I have gotten up from the computer..(I am retired and love the internet and all kinds sites) about..
5000 to 6000 times or, maybe 4 to 5 times a day....and getting up from the computer, or anywhere in the place, to walk 10 to 20 feet... to answer a phone ...during a period of years.... is indeed a good thing......................................... ....................................

one last odd point...............how many remember when we used to get up and change the channels on the TV???????

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Reply easy exercize tip...get up to answer the phone, do not have phone by computer... (Original post)
Stuart G Mar 2016 OP
PoliticAverse Mar 2016 #1
Stuart G Mar 2016 #2
Wounded Bear Mar 2016 #3
Stuart G Mar 2016 #4
Wounded Bear Mar 2016 #5
kcass1954 Mar 2016 #6
Stuart G Mar 2016 #7
hobbit709 Mar 2016 #8
mainstreetonce Mar 2016 #9
Stuart G Mar 2016 #10
madamesilverspurs Mar 2016 #11
Stuart G Mar 2016 #12

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 12:14 PM

1. The success of many TV shows was based on the fact that they followed a popular show...

and people were just too lazy to get up and change the channel.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 12:25 PM

2. Now you are talking....many of us...too lazy to get up and change the channel

think about that one for a minute....

....and I was one of those...not always...just sometimes.....

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 01:26 PM

3. Nobody calls me anyway...

your forcing me to do that what? once a week or so?

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 01:40 PM

4. YOu know that is not tru.. no one is forcing anyone....UP TO YOU

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 01:50 PM

5. Come on now...

you're interfering with a pretty good whine there.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 01:52 PM

6. My sewing machine is in one room, and the iron is in another.

Every time I need to press a seam, I have to to get up. I know the extra steps have helped with my recent weight loss (63 lbs and counting).

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Response to kcass1954 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 02:14 PM

7. I believe that getting up and walking around...is extremely important..

I live in a place with stairs...2 sets of stairs ....each set is 14 steps..I suspect that these steps have added to my life..because I walk up and down..several times a day.. basement, washer and dryer...tv...1st...kitchen, lving room...2nd fl..computer room..bedroom...and storage ...


Here is a link: Too Much sitting is extremely dangerous, even if you exercize

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/too-much-sitting-raises-risk-of-death-even-if-you-exercise/

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 02:38 PM

8. Unfortunately a lot of the calls I get involve talking someone through what's on the screen.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 05:19 PM

9. I should move the remote

So it is next to the TV.

Very inconvenient, but good for me.

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 05:25 PM

10. Try that for 6 weeks...

So, you get up 5 or 6 times a day..or even 4 times a day. (when you wouldn't have)..I am guessing that in 6 weeks, you will fell somewhat stronger in your legs. It be some..but anything is improvement. If you have problems getting up..talk to your doctor. but...it is really not a whole lot of getting up...just some. We are so sitting so much..

I need to tell you, that there will be no police tickets, if you do not do this. give it a try..it may help... good luck

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 06:05 PM

11. The Joy of Sox

I keep a small box full of balled-up sox handy. During newscasts -- or "debates" -- I toss them at the TV. It usually doesn't take long to deplete the supply, and I have to get up and retrieve them. Good exercise -- walking, bending, throwing. Bonus: TV screen is cleaner than it's ever been!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 06:07 PM

12. Great Idea...thank you for passing it on to the rest of us..

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