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February 22, 2017
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Logical Health - The Fun Theory

Oct 28 2009

I have always been an advocate of a healthy lifestyle. I especially believe in a simple logical approach to health. As a kid, I remember my mom driving around a mall parking lot for several minutes to find a parking space that is close to the mall. I also remember her reasoning for buying a one story house that she does not want to go up and down the stairs. As a society we spend so much time making physical life easier that we then have to compensate by going to the gym to get exercise. Don't get me wrong, I go to the gym regularly, do cardio kickboxing a couple times a week, take karate class...

What I don't do is take all those physical shortcuts. I park far away, I take the stairs whenever I can. I get irritated when I go to a building and have to take the elevator to go up one flight of stairs because the stairs are locked or the building is poorly designed to hide the stairs.

This video is very cool. In Sweden, they did an experiment to make stairs fun. The result: 66% more people chose the stairs over the escalator than normal.