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Is using the lift being lazy...

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  1. BDCSTENG GARETH

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    When going down!

    My office is on the 4th floor.

    I support buildings around Soho, and have to pop over frequently.

    I cycle 12 miles to work, and then again home at night.

    Am I being lazy? How good for you is walking down the stairs?

    Cheers,

    Gareth. :)
     
  2. eviljohn2

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    I always used the stairs when I worked in a 4th floor office. I don't think that anyone else in the building even knew that there were stairs in the building though. :rolleyes:
     
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    I think any bit of exercise is good for you and 4 flights is better than 1!!

    However I'm from the very very lazy brigade and take the lift over the stairs every time. :D
     
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    It's a bit of a strange one for me this as a few of our offices are four or five floors high and most have lifts....but for some reason I only use the lift in certain ones whilst not in others :confused:

    It is always the same ones and is a subconsious thing as I just either head to the lift or the stairs depending on which office I am in.

    One office has five floors, no lift and the comms and network cabinets are on the top and bottom floors...loads of fun when we have a problem there and I am running up and down the stairs all day :zonked: :mad:
     
  5. Mep

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    your cycling is great...obviously.....but walking downstairs is just gravity isn't it? so probably not a great contributor to fitness....but do you walk up them?
     
  6. BDCSTENG GARETH

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    NO! :hiya:

    But I also take the lift down... and get looks from people! :eek:
     
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    .... I work on the first floor .... and take the lift everyday ;)

    people always go one about living longer if you do exercise ..... ever considered that living longer means climbing all those extra stairs.

    Live lazy - pop yer clogs early and save on the extra effort - thats my game plan.

    80 years of hard work - stairs - salads - gyms

    ---- or 50 years of taxis - lifts - beef burgers - ice creams - dvds


    I'll take the fun 50 thnxs ;)
     
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    I wouldn't worry...not if you cycle 24 miles a day...
     
  9. BDCSTENG GARETH

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    :mad: Here is my problem aswell...

    Ive been cycling since september, and Ive done 1100 miles since feb (new bike computer then).

    Ive not lost any weight, just changed shape.

    Im 6"2, very big build and ex rugby... I weight about 20 stone... why am i not loosing weight? :mad:

    I think the stairs may help! :boring:
     
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    Weight isn't a factor at all mate. Chances are if you do 24 miles a day of cycling you are very fit. Things like BMI aren't worth the paper they are printed on, take no notice of that rubbish. Just eat healthily and do plenty of exercise and you'll be fine!
     
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    My flat is on the first floor and i sometimes use the lift.....

    Im just lazy somtimes.
     
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    come back and tell us how you feel about it when you are 50 mate :)
     
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    and remember muscle weighs more than fat!
     
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    you should measure yourself...you'll probably find that your waist has went down a bit...unless your job's a pie taster... :D

    I assume you ride at a good pace..?
     
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    Hmmmm pie tester...

    I have slimmed down, esp legs (obviously) and waist...

    But I want to lose 4 st by next june. I'm getting married on the beach in Antigua and need to look the part! :cool:
     
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    Using lifts is the height of laziness!!!
     
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    Or in my case, Laziness at heights! :rotfl:
     
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    well, you're heading in the right direction, weight wise....it's best to only lose a pound of 2 per week anyway...I haven't done the maths, but I guess you'll be at your target by then anyway!
     
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    if you really want to lose the waight stop useing the lift for a couple of weeks and see if it makes any diffrent to your waight.

    but yes you are being lazy. Mind you i suppose it depends how many times you have to go down to a diffrent floor.
     
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    Reminds me of when the missus used to work in a health and fitness club. She could never get over the fact that the disabled spaces outside the entrance were always full (and used by non-disabled people :mad: ) because whilst they were sooooo keen to come and do their workouts, they were too damn lazy to walk down the length of the car park!!

    :rolleyes:
     
  21. Mr Cat

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    that reminds me of some picture that I was e-mailed some time ago of an american gym (where else?) that had a set of esculators leading upto the door...
     
  22. Mep

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    that's nothing, I pay somebody to go the gym for me :)
     

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