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Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:56 am

With times like these, I find myself sitting waaaay too much, and as a result, my joints are getting stiffer every day. It also "encourages" me to nibble, and munch, and gulp way too many snacks!

For those of you who are on Facebook, I'm sure you have seen the articles for Silver Sneakers. For those who are not aware, it is NORMALLY a program that allows FREE use of certain gym facilties to qualified seniors, depending on your insurance. My sister qualifies, but unfortunately I do not!

With the current state of events (gyms closed), Silver Sneakers (along with other groups) has come up with both live-streaming workouts, as well as recorded ones available online, and free to ANYONE. I have done a couple of the live workouts, and if I can get my expanding arse off the couch, I plan to do some of their recorded ones. They are short and targeted exercises, and among other areas, I really need to work on my hip flexibity, and straightening my "texting posture"!

Anyway, since most of us have much more free time, and could certainly use some exercise, I hope this helps you. Stay safe but active!
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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby Eugene » Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:11 am

Getting plenty of exercise, walking a mile every day at the State Tech College gym. Gym is open. They have a inexpensive membership for elderly, over 62 (I think). Wife and my member ship costs $245- a year.

Still going to the acreage everyday, mowing lawn, and other activities permitted by stay at home order.
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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby T-Mo » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:53 am

I do my walking in various local parks. St. Joe State Park is near me with 11 miles of a converted mine railroad tracks - me and my wife walk there occasionally. I also walk in Engler Park, which is also near me. There are also a few other parks that have walking trails that we go walking at. Keep in mind, the 6 foot rule should be in place, even outside. My daughter, who is an RN, also recommends we take our shoes off before entering the house after being out and about. A cough will become airborne and land on the ground and be there up to 3 hours afterwards, so the bottom of your shoes might be "infected".

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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:08 am

Can't be too paranoid!! yesterday I ordered something from Amazon, and today, out of courtesy to the delivery person, I went out and wiped down the doorbell and door handle, just in case. I'll wipe them down again after I get the delivery, and will open the box outside...etc!! New procedures of the times! Good point about the shoes, too.

Now it's time for a long walk!
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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby Barnyard » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:29 am

I have be working on finishing the insulation and floor in the shop loft as well as new shelving up there. Getting plenty of exercise up and down steps.
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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:50 pm

Oooo, yes! Great cardio AND leg workout. Good job, Barnyard!
And just imagine how much more room you will have for more "stuff"!! :lol:
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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby v w » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:25 am

I try to walk 45 minutes each morning in the woodshop. Round and round but it is all weather available, has heat and air. I can stay quite busy making things which I sell at craft shows late in the year. I have the mini greenhouse up and running and will fire up the greenhouse within the week. To say nothing of the honey do list. I am staying quite busy. Vern

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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:44 am

When I read your first sentence, the image that came to my mind was of me, circling around and around in my garage/workshop, but only because I either couldn't find what I was looking for, or had totally forgotten WHAT I was looking for!! :lol: :coffee:
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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:04 am

I, too, am doing laps in my shop. I reverse the direction often! As the weather gets better, I am getting some outdoor walking in.

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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby ricky racer » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:30 am

Dale Finch wrote:Can't be too paranoid!! yesterday I ordered something from Amazon, and today, out of courtesy to the delivery person, I went out and wiped down the doorbell and door handle, just in case. I'll wipe them down again after I get the delivery, and will open the box outside...etc!! New procedures of the times! Good point about the shoes, too.

Now it's time for a long walk!

Remember, the virus can live for 24 hrs on cardboard so wash you hands well after opening the package. I spray the incoming boxes down with disinfectant and let them sit for a spell before opening. Rubber gloves doesn't hurt either. Stay safe!!
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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby Jeff Silvey » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:55 am

I get my exercise in my shop like Gary, but i get mine looking for stuff I misplaced a while ago or the day before. Plus I been doing little side jobs for the fire conference we aren't having this year. Its better for everyone this year. The say Indianapolis is one of the hot spots in the nation.
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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby Lt.Mike » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:57 am

Dale, I’m sure you’ve still got that morning crew walking your road. Not saying you should join them, don’t, but take walks it’ll be good for your general mood too. Or go out to the farm and cut grass, if it’s growing here I’m sure yours is ready for a cut.
On being too paranoid, no such thing right now and if everyone cleaned doorbells and sprayed packages instead of making like everything is normal we’d be putting an early end to this mess.
I’ve been keeping busy clearing/chipping large brush piles (you saw that) and just finished putting up a second shelter logic shed for my tractor overflow :).
Maybe later I’ll get some pics up for that project.
The important thing is to maintain this distancing but stay active so our mental state, our overall mood stays positive.

In NY/NJ there are those who are doing what they want and not following recommendations or outright orders, so it’s spreading fast.
Borders to some towns have checkpoints and if your stopped and don’t have a good reason for being there or out you get ticketed and turned around.
NYC is looking at travel restrictions and a lockdown. We have a local Hasidic Jewish community that has repeatedly held large group events despite orders to not to. The last one had the hosts being charged with child endangerment.
People aren’t listening so we’ve gone from strong suggestions to gov orders, to tickets and criminal charges.
Just in my county we have 1,030 confirmed cases and 6 deaths. It’s far worse just a little north of us. It’s as real as can be.
Most of us are taking it serious. Thank you !
Hopefully the rest will come around and this can come to an end.
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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby SONNY » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:29 pm

Well,---here it's business as usual,---well as long as we can get needed supplies , been helping neighbor a little to get his big equipment ready to hit the ground running.
Here I go where I want, when I want! We got chit to get done and no time for sittin around!

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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby Lt.Mike » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:22 pm

SONNY wrote:Well,---here it's business as usual,---well as long as we can get needed supplies , been helping neighbor a little to get his big equipment ready to hit the ground running.
Here I go where I want, when I want! We got chit to get done and no time for sittin around!

Well get it done but take those precautions.
We went from where you are to almost total lockdown in two weeks.
You guys don’t want this, trust me.
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Re: Too much sitting...and eating...??

Postby SONNY » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:09 pm

They cant total lockdown this area no matter what so we are not really too concerned, cops have gone and hid so we have only our own neighborhood protection methods from drug addict thieves and yes they are running the roads selling drugs big time now that cops wont touch them!
The working citizens are the ones being victimized by this BS!


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