ElizabethKalmbach wrote: »
I'm super psyched, because I finally found a desk that should work with my treadmill, which means that instead of doing emails with a *space heater* and then hitting the treadmill when I'm done. I can now just keep moving while I do my computer work, and avoid getting cold, numb feet in the first place.
I will have lower heat bills AND higher NEAT!
kshama2001 wrote: »
I saved $50/month on my heating bill after getting these Sorel Manawan slippers, which I wore with one pair each cotton socks and wool socks at my old place. (Now that I am living w my OH, he won't let me keep the temp low enough to need the wool socks, and I have another pair a size smaller to wear with just cotton socks.)
AnnPT77 wrote: »
Doing a check-in for two reasons. One is to offer this link for more info (it's a text article and stream of an audio segment from U.S. National Public Radio):Wiggle While You Work: Fidgeting May Fight Fat
The other is just an observation: Yesterday, while using the drive-up teller window at my credit union (in a rush), I was thinking about how rarely I use drive-ups anymore, and how much I dislike it when I do. In this scenario, it would've felt more satisfying (for various reasons) to park the car, hotfoot it into the lobby, wait in line (doing my usual low-drama fidgety waiting in line stuff), transact and leave. Because I'm weird, it would've felt like a shorter time, even though I think in this case it would've been objectively longer/slower, because I would've been doing something, rather than waiting in the car all antsy but fairly still, waiting for the teller to Do Stuff.
It's kind of fun, sometimes, to run into the coffee shop (or whatever), note the last car in line at the drive-up, and see if I beat them out of there. It can also be entertaining to watch the car occupants from inside the coffee shop, and see who uses the drive-up (everyone ) vs. who goes in.
Park, sprint, fidget, order, pay, fidget, grab, run, get in & drive . . . vs. drive, idle, order, idle, pay, idle, grab, drive? It's possible to fidget while the car idles, of course.
mtaratoot wrote: »
This thread needed a bump anyway....
I've been meaning to write this up for a week, but time slips away. It is nothing more than an anecdote; however, I found it interesting when it happened.
It was a Saturday. I had been recovering from a cold, and I hadn't eaten anything all day. I had my morning coffee and a supplement powder in the morning. I went about my chores, but I just never got around to eating anything. I walked downtown thinking I would find something to purchase, but I never did. Later I went out for a pint. Mmmmm.... There's a taco shop a couple doors down, and the tavern lets us bring food in. I usually enjoy their tacos, but for some reason I ordered a burrito. Their smallest size is "medium," and it's as big as your head. That's one reason I usually get a taco or two -- just so much food.
I wolfed down the burrito. It was super salty, but it was quite tasty.
Not very long after that, I noticed I was twitching my foot a lot more than I had an hour ago. My NEAT was ramping itself back up after I had solid food in my. Go figure. Yeah -- it happens.
BMcC9 wrote: »
Bump. Important ideas especially as cooler weather moves in with potential shifts in "what you're willing to do"
Annie_01 wrote: »
I can't see me or anyone doing this but I read this article a couple of weeks ago. Washing your clothes on a washboard burns all kinds of calories!
I can remember as a child my mother having a wringer washer/clothes line. Laundry was an all day affair...It was definitely harder than sticking them in the washer and dryer.
hesn92 wrote: »
I am so sedentary it’s ridiculous. My office building is small. It’s only a few steps from my car to the door, my office is literally right around the corner, and it’s really close to both the bathroom and the kitchen lol.
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