Thursday, September 22, 2005

The Weight Game

One Hundred Fifteenth Post: The Weight Game

There are thousands of weight gimmicks out there, but we all know they don’t work. Simply put diet and exercise are the only way. And as I know from experience this way is a lot of work. I have found the best way is to get the I-pod or MP3 player and just walk at a comfortable setting on a treadmill for 15 to 30 minutes. That combined with eating more of good foods during a meal and snacking less. And when you snack eat something health such as fruit.

So far following this plan I have lost 5 to 7 pounds and gained more muscle. The only problem with the treadmill is that even with a music player it can be boring. It can be boring even with a tv at the gym. People have proposed solutions such as virtual reality. Seems interesting but it isn’t practical because it is expensive and require a lot of technical know how to accomplish. That combined with the fact that it would distract the walker and throw off there rhythm is why it is too complicated.

But there is a design problem here. It could be solved simply. What can be done to make the treadmill less boring? Keep in mind the fact that it cannot distract the runner completely. In other words they must be able to do the activity while walking. It is a simple design problem but it takes a lot of thought. But until then...May the Creative Force be with You


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