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Office walker walking towards health

2 years now. 1,820 miles in my office. The tread is still good. I put a calendar reminder once per month to vacuum around and under the hood. I lubricate the tread belt from time to time.

My body weight has been very stable (some fluctuation). My vacation was spent hiking in England 60-70 miles…


Added by Ola on January 14, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Lost weight

So now, almost 8 months on the treadmill at work. I gained 4 lb! I know it is because I get hungry from all walking. I now started to keep track of my food and snack intake by using "myfitnesspal". After only 2 weeks I have lost almost 3 lb.

I am not over-weight, but I don't mind loosing the belly fat. I don't need that fat for anything.

I always thought it would be so hard to keep track of calories, but with smartphone apps it really isn't. I track both exercise and…


Added by Ola on September 17, 2012 at 11:25am — 2 Comments


"The study also underscores how very short-term changes in diet such as high-fat eating for only a few days, perhaps even less, can induce a state of insulin resistance," says senior study author Peter C. Lucas, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Added by Ola on May 22, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

Your best tips for office-walking

Please share your tips for office walking here,

Here are two:

Alternate shoes (feet get very warm by walking all day)

Vacuum around the tread weekly and under engine cover monthly

Added by Ola on March 12, 2012 at 1:35pm — 16 Comments

Any thoughts on cardio-vascular exercise and office walking?

I am thinking that this is really a great thing to get some exercise while working. But.. this isn't cardio exercise per. se. I don't sweat and my heart isn't going very hard.

Do you more experienced office walkers have any tips on how to get some cardio exercise in your week? I understand that one can be quite tired after a whole day of working on the tread mill and perhaps then skip the more "sweaty" exercise.

What does the research say about different kinds of…


Added by Ola on February 9, 2012 at 11:20am — 12 Comments

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