Monday, January 18, 2016

Get on up!

It's winter in Canada. Not much cycling happens for me this time of year - which is probably why my last few posts have been about Zwift.

Not burning calories on my bike-commute has me thinking about where else to burn some calories during these long winter days. Turns out you can burn all sorts by just standing up at work all day. Getting up and shaking your money maker might be better though.



From LifeHacker: Standing caused the volunteers to have a much higher heart rate (around 10 beats per minute higher), which adds up to burning about 50 calories more per hour versus sitting. Over a year, that adds up to about 30,000 more calories or 8 pounds of fat.

I guess this post is also inspired by this product coming across my radar recently, and on a whim I ordered one for work. Basically it's a cardboard box to put your laptop on, on your desk. But, it also folds away really easily, and it was only $30.00 or something. Unfortunately, I'm now realizing that I'll probably have to buy a wireless keyboard for the thing as well.



1 comment:

John Elliss said...

In my college time i am also very enjoyed cycling in Canada. Now i am shifted to Spain and here i make lots of group which are encourage me to improve my performance.