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While watching a TV commercial for a piece of exercise equipment, one of the participants in the commercial exclaimed the she could burn 800 calories in 30 minutes while using the machine. Tom who was in the room with me exclaimed, “So what? I can eat 1,000 calories in 10 minutes!

Long Ago And Far Away

It was Long Ago And Far Away in a country on the other side of the planet “Earth” that a nutrition concept was reaffirmed.

Physical activity or exercise is not a governing or absolute factor in weight control. As Tom puts it, “Eating is.”

Tom walked into the Company Headquarters’. There he met two gentlemen that were in the process of putting together a detached service team. They outlined what the team was up to and invited him join.  Four or five months of playing football full time and still getting paid sounded like a fun thing.

The work was strenuous and intense getting into shape and learning all the plays. Each day in the morning the team was given a break and Tom would go to a coffee shop nearby and eat some Danish rolls and drink a cup of coffee. It was a good life. That is until Tom and his teammates noticed that Tom’s spare tire was getting bigger and bigger.  Here Tom was doing all of this physical activity training with the football team and he was gaining weight. The coach noticed the weight gain and rearranged Tom schedule so he could not ever get to the coffee shop again.

About a week later (while scrimmaging) a teammate fell against Tom’s leg. The doctor said that it was a “spiral lateral fracture of the tibia and fibula.” This put Tom into the hospital for about six months. This was an interesting experience because it involved lying around in bed with no physical activity. Tom lost about 50 pounds while going from 240 to 190 pounds. Nevertheless Tom still devoured everything he could get his fork into but they didn’t give him anything. There was no way he could get to where there be food.

The answer to WHY may or may not be found at  http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/calories/index.html .

The reason I say, may or may not, is because I’m suggesting that the number of calories you consume is related to your current weight.

I was reviewing what I wrote previously about hiking in the trails while thinking about playing a computer game and I noticed I didn’t expand on reasons for playing games on the computer.

Developing the ability to see, think and react fast when an occasion calls for fast action is one reason. Also as part of that reason the ability to think and then react fast is another. Gathering knowledge from playing computer games allows one to know what is going to happen if certain actions are performed. Beside, games are fun to play.

Physical Exercise for the sake of physical exercise is not fun. Thinking about it is boring as well. If you really think about the reasons for this attitude, could it be because the results from this activity take so long to accrue?

Sitting down and playing computer games  is not very good for your health or butt. One of the justifying  reasons why computer games are good for you is because of brain-hand-eye coordination. The results are instantaneous.

Let me tell you about a little hand-eye coordination that I did. I did a typing test while walking on the treadmill at a speed of 3.5 miles per hour and the results of the test indicated that I typed 74 words per minute.

If you were to combine computer games with the treadmill instead of sitting down playing the game, and you start playing with them while on the ComputerDeskOverTreadmill. You are combining hand, eye, and leg coordination all together.  A sound mind equals a sound body all at the same time.

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