Have you taken your 10,000 steps today?

 
unsmoked
 
Avatar
 
 
unsmoked
Total Posts:  8591
Joined  20-02-2006
 
 
 
09 February 2019 11:34
 

‘EVOLVED TO EXERCISE - Unlike our ape cousins, humans require high levels of physical activity to be healthy’ - By Herman Pontzer (January Scientific American)

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/humans-evolved-to-exercise/

Walk to the library and read this article - it could save you life, or, at least, add ten years to it.  This is a life-changer.

 
 
icehorse
 
Avatar
 
 
icehorse
Total Posts:  7621
Joined  22-02-2014
 
 
 
09 February 2019 16:21
 
unsmoked - 09 February 2019 11:34 AM

‘EVOLVED TO EXERCISE - Unlike our ape cousins, humans require high levels of physical activity to be healthy’ - By Herman Pontzer (January Scientific American)

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/humans-evolved-to-exercise/

Walk to the library and read this article - it could save you life, or, at least, add ten years to it.  This is a life-changer.

it’s behind a paywall. i’m just now starting to think of a few periodicals i should pay for - SA is probably one of them.

Does the article mention:

- how bad sitting is for you?
- the idea of low furniture and the benefits of squatting?
- the huge benefits of “barefoot”, heel-neutral shoes?

 
 
GAD
 
Avatar
 
 
GAD
Total Posts:  17538
Joined  15-02-2008
 
 
 
09 February 2019 16:40
 

Normally I get 7-14K a day to average about 10K, but right now I’m on my 7th day of 10 miles a day push, so 20,000.

 
 
unsmoked
 
Avatar
 
 
unsmoked
Total Posts:  8591
Joined  20-02-2006
 
 
 
09 February 2019 17:11
 
GAD - 09 February 2019 04:40 PM

Normally I get 7-14K a day to average about 10K, but right now I’m on my 7th day of 10 miles a day push, so 20,000.

I’m guessing you’re not a mailman.  18-hole golf?  https://livehealthy.chron.com/far-walking-18-holes-2316.html

Wait . . . https://www.hamsterwheels.co.uk/pages/how-far-do-hamsters-run/  ?

 

Image Attachments
 
134_3469.JPG
 
 
 
icehorse
 
Avatar
 
 
icehorse
Total Posts:  7621
Joined  22-02-2014
 
 
 
09 February 2019 17:27
 

When I play 9 holes - from door to door is about 6000 steps.

 
 
GAD
 
Avatar
 
 
GAD
Total Posts:  17538
Joined  15-02-2008
 
 
 
09 February 2019 18:58
 
unsmoked - 09 February 2019 05:11 PM
GAD - 09 February 2019 04:40 PM

Normally I get 7-14K a day to average about 10K, but right now I’m on my 7th day of 10 miles a day push, so 20,000.

I’m guessing you’re not a mailman.  18-hole golf?  https://livehealthy.chron.com/far-walking-18-holes-2316.html

Wait . . . https://www.hamsterwheels.co.uk/pages/how-far-do-hamsters-run/  ?

 

No, I’m an engineer who sits at a computer all day but I want to get laid again someday so I got to keep in shape.

 
 
hannahtoo
 
Avatar
 
 
hannahtoo
Total Posts:  7176
Joined  15-05-2009
 
 
 
09 February 2019 19:05
 

I loooooove walking.  I take a walk every day, usually about an hour.  More if I can.  My most common activity with friends is walking.  Bundle up in the winter.  Go early in the morning in the summer.  On the treadmill at the gym if it’s bad weather.  My sister is the same way, though we were raised as sedentary, non-athletic kids in Los Angeles.  Must be programmed in our genes.

A friend of mine decided to virtually walk across the US.  He posted his progress on Facebook.  Now he’s continuing around the world.  What’s interesting is that he walks a fairly short route, but goes around and around several times in a day, sometimes up to 10 miles.  More like a meditation maybe.

 
unsmoked
 
Avatar
 
 
unsmoked
Total Posts:  8591
Joined  20-02-2006
 
 
 
10 February 2019 13:55
 
hannahtoo - 09 February 2019 07:05 PM

I loooooove walking.  I take a walk every day, usually about an hour.  More if I can.  My most common activity with friends is walking.  Bundle up in the winter.  Go early in the morning in the summer.  On the treadmill at the gym if it’s bad weather.  My sister is the same way, though we were raised as sedentary, non-athletic kids in Los Angeles.  Must be programmed in our genes.

A friend of mine decided to virtually walk across the US.  He posted his progress on Facebook.  Now he’s continuing around the world.  What’s interesting is that he walks a fairly short route, but goes around and around several times in a day, sometimes up to 10 miles.  More like a meditation maybe.

All trails through the woods here are very uneven and have tree roots to avoid etc.  Apparently walking on this kind of ground has benefits.  Imagine what it calls for, mentally, to run over such ground without stumbling or twisting an ankle.  Our human ancestors did it for a million years.  Could they do it at night?  (the gait of power)
https://www.charlottewattshealth.com/exercise/benefits-walking-uneven-ground/

 

 
 
icehorse
 
Avatar
 
 
icehorse
Total Posts:  7621
Joined  22-02-2014
 
 
 
10 February 2019 13:58
 
unsmoked - 10 February 2019 01:55 PM
hannahtoo - 09 February 2019 07:05 PM

I loooooove walking.  I take a walk every day, usually about an hour.  More if I can.  My most common activity with friends is walking.  Bundle up in the winter.  Go early in the morning in the summer.  On the treadmill at the gym if it’s bad weather.  My sister is the same way, though we were raised as sedentary, non-athletic kids in Los Angeles.  Must be programmed in our genes.

A friend of mine decided to virtually walk across the US.  He posted his progress on Facebook.  Now he’s continuing around the world.  What’s interesting is that he walks a fairly short route, but goes around and around several times in a day, sometimes up to 10 miles.  More like a meditation maybe.

All trails through the woods here are very uneven and have tree roots to avoid etc.  Apparently walking on this kind of ground has benefits.  Imagine what it calls for, mentally, to run over such ground without stumbling or twisting an ankle.  Our human ancestors did it for a million years.  Could they do it at night?  (the gait of power)
https://www.charlottewattshealth.com/exercise/benefits-walking-uneven-ground/

This is all in keeping with “functional movement” and “movement science”. A couple of good books: “Move Your DNA” and “A Guide to Better Movement-Hargrove”. And again, use “barefoot shoes” during these walks and you’ll have even better results.

 
 
unsmoked
 
Avatar
 
 
unsmoked
Total Posts:  8591
Joined  20-02-2006
 
 
 
10 February 2019 15:09
 
GAD - 09 February 2019 06:58 PM
unsmoked - 09 February 2019 05:11 PM
GAD - 09 February 2019 04:40 PM

Normally I get 7-14K a day to average about 10K, but right now I’m on my 7th day of 10 miles a day push, so 20,000.

I’m guessing you’re not a mailman.  18-hole golf?  https://livehealthy.chron.com/far-walking-18-holes-2316.html

Wait . . . https://www.hamsterwheels.co.uk/pages/how-far-do-hamsters-run/  ?

 

No, I’m an engineer who sits at a computer all day but I want to get laid again someday so I got to keep in shape.

This is going to call for a special regime.  We can’t rely on golf courses and treadmills.  I suggest augmenting those with a $4.5 million bank account, a gold earing, a judiciously placed tattoo of the Starbuck’s Mermaid logo, a Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera Concept, or, if that impinges on rent for the Big Sur cliff-house, at least a 1955 Triumph Trophy.  Back to the golf course, those 10 pounds have to go, but you know that.

 
 
GAD
 
Avatar
 
 
GAD
Total Posts:  17538
Joined  15-02-2008
 
 
 
10 February 2019 15:58
 
unsmoked - 10 February 2019 03:09 PM
GAD - 09 February 2019 06:58 PM
unsmoked - 09 February 2019 05:11 PM
GAD - 09 February 2019 04:40 PM

Normally I get 7-14K a day to average about 10K, but right now I’m on my 7th day of 10 miles a day push, so 20,000.

I’m guessing you’re not a mailman.  18-hole golf?  https://livehealthy.chron.com/far-walking-18-holes-2316.html

Wait . . . https://www.hamsterwheels.co.uk/pages/how-far-do-hamsters-run/  ?

 

No, I’m an engineer who sits at a computer all day but I want to get laid again someday so I got to keep in shape.

This is going to call for a special regime.  We can’t rely on golf courses and treadmills.  I suggest augmenting those with a $4.5 million bank account, a gold earing, a judiciously placed tattoo of the Starbuck’s Mermaid logo, a Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera Concept, or, if that impinges on rent for the Big Sur cliff-house, at least a 1955 Triumph Trophy.  Back to the golf course, those 10 pounds have to go, but you know that.

No money for junk to look hot, I have to do it the old fashion way, make my junk look hot.

 
 
unsmoked
 
Avatar
 
 
unsmoked
Total Posts:  8591
Joined  20-02-2006
 
 
 
10 February 2019 16:58
 
GAD - 10 February 2019 03:58 PM
unsmoked - 10 February 2019 03:09 PM
GAD - 09 February 2019 06:58 PM
unsmoked - 09 February 2019 05:11 PM
GAD - 09 February 2019 04:40 PM

Normally I get 7-14K a day to average about 10K, but right now I’m on my 7th day of 10 miles a day push, so 20,000.

I’m guessing you’re not a mailman.  18-hole golf?  https://livehealthy.chron.com/far-walking-18-holes-2316.html

Wait . . . https://www.hamsterwheels.co.uk/pages/how-far-do-hamsters-run/  ?

 

No, I’m an engineer who sits at a computer all day but I want to get laid again someday so I got to keep in shape.

This is going to call for a special regime.  We can’t rely on golf courses and treadmills.  I suggest augmenting those with a $4.5 million bank account, a gold earing, a judiciously placed tattoo of the Starbuck’s Mermaid logo, a Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera Concept, or, if that impinges on rent for the Big Sur cliff-house, at least a 1955 Triumph Trophy.  Back to the golf course, those 10 pounds have to go, but you know that.

No money for junk to look hot, I have to do it the old fashion way, make my junk look hot.

That’s different.  You should have told me.  So you can’t go parading around like that.  You’re not Trump.  So you’ve just met her via ‘Elite Singles’ and she’s coming in the door.  After a nervous handshake and you’ve passed the pheromone test she spots the well-worn Bible on your active bookshelf.  Next she sees a hefty manuscript piled beside an old typewriter on your desk.  “Oh, it’s nothing.  Almost finished.”  No, you can’t tell her (Alexandria) what it’s about.  You’re still dealing with the movie rights etc.

(Yes, she has also passed the pheromone test . . . and the dress . . . perfect.  Wonderful, in fact.  Nice voice.  Nice laugh.  She spots the DVD lying on the player and picks it up.  Got it from the library.  MISS POTTER.  Hasn’t seen it.  Beatrix Potter?  Hey!  Who needs to go to the movies?  Let’s watch it!  Like something to drink?  No, I don’t have any V8.  A little Bordeaux?  No wine?  Causes a rash?  A spoonful of Scotch in some ginger aie?  Nothing hard?  A chocolate from the Magic Garden for God’s sake?  Anything?

My tie reminds you of Donald Trump?  (GAD pours one glass of Scotch on the rocks)  “Listen, do you want to watch Miss Potter or don’t you?  What?  Your last boyfriend didn’t mess with preambles?  I’m sorry . . . preambles?”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqF25DJk-fo

[ Edited: 10 February 2019 17:02 by unsmoked]
 
 
hannahtoo
 
Avatar
 
 
hannahtoo
Total Posts:  7176
Joined  15-05-2009
 
 
 
10 February 2019 17:00
 
icehorse - 10 February 2019 01:58 PM
unsmoked - 10 February 2019 01:55 PM
hannahtoo - 09 February 2019 07:05 PM

I loooooove walking.  I take a walk every day, usually about an hour.  More if I can.  My most common activity with friends is walking.  Bundle up in the winter.  Go early in the morning in the summer.  On the treadmill at the gym if it’s bad weather.  My sister is the same way, though we were raised as sedentary, non-athletic kids in Los Angeles.  Must be programmed in our genes.

A friend of mine decided to virtually walk across the US.  He posted his progress on Facebook.  Now he’s continuing around the world.  What’s interesting is that he walks a fairly short route, but goes around and around several times in a day, sometimes up to 10 miles.  More like a meditation maybe.

All trails through the woods here are very uneven and have tree roots to avoid etc.  Apparently walking on this kind of ground has benefits.  Imagine what it calls for, mentally, to run over such ground without stumbling or twisting an ankle.  Our human ancestors did it for a million years.  Could they do it at night?  (the gait of power)
https://www.charlottewattshealth.com/exercise/benefits-walking-uneven-ground/

This is all in keeping with “functional movement” and “movement science”. A couple of good books: “Move Your DNA” and “A Guide to Better Movement-Hargrove”. And again, use “barefoot shoes” during these walks and you’ll have even better results.

Yes, naturally uneven ground is good for the mind and the body.  (But tripping isn’t!)  I’ve always found hiking over rocky terrain felt better with sturdy boots on, however.  Some people swear by barefoot shoes, but they can be tricky for fitting the toes correctly (to prevent rubbing).  Also, I’ve heard you need to ease into wearing them, not overdo at the start.

When it’s bad weather and I’m indoors on the treadmill, I set it for varying the angle so my legs don’t get tired from repetitive motion.

 
GAD
 
Avatar
 
 
GAD
Total Posts:  17538
Joined  15-02-2008
 
 
 
11 February 2019 00:24
 
unsmoked - 10 February 2019 04:58 PM
GAD - 10 February 2019 03:58 PM
unsmoked - 10 February 2019 03:09 PM
GAD - 09 February 2019 06:58 PM
unsmoked - 09 February 2019 05:11 PM
GAD - 09 February 2019 04:40 PM

Normally I get 7-14K a day to average about 10K, but right now I’m on my 7th day of 10 miles a day push, so 20,000.

I’m guessing you’re not a mailman.  18-hole golf?  https://livehealthy.chron.com/far-walking-18-holes-2316.html

Wait . . . https://www.hamsterwheels.co.uk/pages/how-far-do-hamsters-run/  ?

 

No, I’m an engineer who sits at a computer all day but I want to get laid again someday so I got to keep in shape.

This is going to call for a special regime.  We can’t rely on golf courses and treadmills.  I suggest augmenting those with a $4.5 million bank account, a gold earing, a judiciously placed tattoo of the Starbuck’s Mermaid logo, a Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera Concept, or, if that impinges on rent for the Big Sur cliff-house, at least a 1955 Triumph Trophy.  Back to the golf course, those 10 pounds have to go, but you know that.

No money for junk to look hot, I have to do it the old fashion way, make my junk look hot.

That’s different.  You should have told me.  So you can’t go parading around like that.  You’re not Trump.  So you’ve just met her via ‘Elite Singles’ and she’s coming in the door.  After a nervous handshake and you’ve passed the pheromone test she spots the well-worn Bible on your active bookshelf.  Next she sees a hefty manuscript piled beside an old typewriter on your desk.  “Oh, it’s nothing.  Almost finished.”  No, you can’t tell her (Alexandria) what it’s about.  You’re still dealing with the movie rights etc.

(Yes, she has also passed the pheromone test . . . and the dress . . . perfect.  Wonderful, in fact.  Nice voice.  Nice laugh.  She spots the DVD lying on the player and picks it up.  Got it from the library.  MISS POTTER.  Hasn’t seen it.  Beatrix Potter?  Hey!  Who needs to go to the movies?  Let’s watch it!  Like something to drink?  No, I don’t have any V8.  A little Bordeaux?  No wine?  Causes a rash?  A spoonful of Scotch in some ginger aie?  Nothing hard?  A chocolate from the Magic Garden for God’s sake?  Anything?

My tie reminds you of Donald Trump?  (GAD pours one glass of Scotch on the rocks)  “Listen, do you want to watch Miss Potter or don’t you?  What?  Your last boyfriend didn’t mess with preambles?  I’m sorry . . . preambles?”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqF25DJk-fo

I don’t think Miss Potter is going to get me laid, I’m thinking more like 50 Shades of Gray.

[ Edited: 11 February 2019 00:50 by GAD]
 
 
icehorse
 
Avatar
 
 
icehorse
Total Posts:  7621
Joined  22-02-2014
 
 
 
11 February 2019 07:51
 
hannahtoo - 10 February 2019 05:00 PM
icehorse - 10 February 2019 01:58 PM
unsmoked - 10 February 2019 01:55 PM
hannahtoo - 09 February 2019 07:05 PM

I loooooove walking.  I take a walk every day, usually about an hour.  More if I can.  My most common activity with friends is walking.  Bundle up in the winter.  Go early in the morning in the summer.  On the treadmill at the gym if it’s bad weather.  My sister is the same way, though we were raised as sedentary, non-athletic kids in Los Angeles.  Must be programmed in our genes.

A friend of mine decided to virtually walk across the US.  He posted his progress on Facebook.  Now he’s continuing around the world.  What’s interesting is that he walks a fairly short route, but goes around and around several times in a day, sometimes up to 10 miles.  More like a meditation maybe.

All trails through the woods here are very uneven and have tree roots to avoid etc.  Apparently walking on this kind of ground has benefits.  Imagine what it calls for, mentally, to run over such ground without stumbling or twisting an ankle.  Our human ancestors did it for a million years.  Could they do it at night?  (the gait of power)
https://www.charlottewattshealth.com/exercise/benefits-walking-uneven-ground/

This is all in keeping with “functional movement” and “movement science”. A couple of good books: “Move Your DNA” and “A Guide to Better Movement-Hargrove”. And again, use “barefoot shoes” during these walks and you’ll have even better results.

Yes, naturally uneven ground is good for the mind and the body.  (But tripping isn’t!)  I’ve always found hiking over rocky terrain felt better with sturdy boots on, however.  Some people swear by barefoot shoes, but they can be tricky for fitting the toes correctly (to prevent rubbing).  Also, I’ve heard you need to ease into wearing them, not overdo at the start.

When it’s bad weather and I’m indoors on the treadmill, I set it for varying the angle so my legs don’t get tired from repetitive motion.

I can’t do the individual toe thing. Most barefoot shoes without single toes have extra wide toe boxes. It’s a really interesting experience to walk / jog “in the nature” with barefoot shoes. Your feet really feel alive-r somehow. I like it a lot.

 
 
unsmoked
 
Avatar
 
 
unsmoked
Total Posts:  8591
Joined  20-02-2006
 
 
 
11 February 2019 13:30
 
icehorse - 11 February 2019 07:51 AM
hannahtoo - 10 February 2019 05:00 PM
icehorse - 10 February 2019 01:58 PM
unsmoked - 10 February 2019 01:55 PM
hannahtoo - 09 February 2019 07:05 PM

I loooooove walking.  I take a walk every day, usually about an hour.  More if I can.  My most common activity with friends is walking.  Bundle up in the winter.  Go early in the morning in the summer.  On the treadmill at the gym if it’s bad weather.  My sister is the same way, though we were raised as sedentary, non-athletic kids in Los Angeles.  Must be programmed in our genes.

A friend of mine decided to virtually walk across the US.  He posted his progress on Facebook.  Now he’s continuing around the world.  What’s interesting is that he walks a fairly short route, but goes around and around several times in a day, sometimes up to 10 miles.  More like a meditation maybe.

All trails through the woods here are very uneven and have tree roots to avoid etc.  Apparently walking on this kind of ground has benefits.  Imagine what it calls for, mentally, to run over such ground without stumbling or twisting an ankle.  Our human ancestors did it for a million years.  Could they do it at night?  (the gait of power)
https://www.charlottewattshealth.com/exercise/benefits-walking-uneven-ground/

This is all in keeping with “functional movement” and “movement science”. A couple of good books: “Move Your DNA” and “A Guide to Better Movement-Hargrove”. And again, use “barefoot shoes” during these walks and you’ll have even better results.

Yes, naturally uneven ground is good for the mind and the body.  (But tripping isn’t!)  I’ve always found hiking over rocky terrain felt better with sturdy boots on, however.  Some people swear by barefoot shoes, but they can be tricky for fitting the toes correctly (to prevent rubbing).  Also, I’ve heard you need to ease into wearing them, not overdo at the start.

When it’s bad weather and I’m indoors on the treadmill, I set it for varying the angle so my legs don’t get tired from repetitive motion.

I can’t do the individual toe thing. Most barefoot shoes without single toes have extra wide toe boxes. It’s a really interesting experience to walk / jog “in the nature” with barefoot shoes. Your feet really feel alive-r somehow. I like it a lot.

Important to remember that 100,000 years ago our ancestors didn’t play tennis.  https://www.health24.com/Medical/Sports-injuries/News/the-9-most-common-tennis-injuries-20160622

If they did throw a spear with all their might it was probably only once after 5 hours of cautious tracking through brush and rugged terrain - stooping, crawling, climbing over rocks, climbing a tree to look around etc.

I recently heard Trump saying he doesn’t want son Baron to play football.  Most of our ancestors knew better than to rush at each other and bash their heads together.  Even fewer jumped off cliffs dressed as a flying squirrel.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pu3bKIl-IU

Today’s moccasins?  https://www.vivobarefoot.com/us/science?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIka7yuMy04AIVE9NkCh1XBA1MEAAYASACEgLM-vD_BwE

[ Edited: 11 February 2019 13:34 by unsmoked]