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Office exercise: How to burn calories at work
You may spend your workdays at a desk, but you don't need to take it sitting down.
Make office exercise — from fitness breaks to walking meetings — part of your routine.           Next Hike
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By Mayo Clinic staff                                                                             Mt. Lemmon
If you're doing your best to set aside time for physical activity either before work or af-
ter work, good for you. But finding time to exercise can be a challenge for anyone who          Coming Soon!
has a busy schedule. Why not work out while you're at work? Consider 10 creative ways           Standards on video.
to make office exercise part of your routine.                                                   Keep checking the
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1. Make the most of your commute                                                                 the Student page.
Walk or bike to work. If you ride the bus, get off a few blocks early and walk the rest of
the way. If you drive to work, park at the far end of the parking lot.

2. Look for opportunities to stand
You'll burn more calories standing than sitting. Stand while talking on the phone. Better
yet, try a standing desk — or improvise with a high table or counter. Eat lunch standing             Tuition
up. Trade instant messaging and phone calls for walks to other desks or offices.              As many of you know,
                                                                                              we operate on a very
3. Take fitness breaks                                                                        tight budget at the dojo.
Rather than hanging out in the lounge with coffee or a snack, take a brisk walk or do         When tuition payments
some gentle stretching. Pull your chin toward your chest until you feel a stretch along       come in late, it really
the back of your neck, or slowly bring your shoulders up toward your ears.                    has a devastating effect
                                                                                              on all the books. Please
4. Trade your office chair for a fitness ball                                                 do your best to keep
A firmly inflated fitness or stability ball can make a good chair. You'll improve your bal-      your account current.
ance and tone your core muscles while sitting at your desk. You can even use the fitness            Thank you!
ball for wall squats or other exercises during the day.

5. Keep fitness equipment in your work area
Store resistance bands — stretchy cords or tubes that offer weight-like resistance when
you pull on them — or small hand weights in a desk drawer or cabinet. Do arm curls
between meetings or tasks.

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Office exercise: How to burn calories at work (continued)
                                                                                     Let anger be your enemy.
6. Get social
                                                                                     Remember, an empty vessel makes the
Organize a lunchtime walking group. You might be surrounded by people who            most noise.
are ready to lace up their walking shoes — and hold each other accountable for
regular exercise. Enjoy the camaraderie, and offer encouragement to one an-          Patience is the foundation upon which
other when the going gets tough.                                                     security and long life rest.

                                                                                     Know well your situation in life.
7. Conduct meetings on the go
When it's practical, schedule walking meetings or brainstorming sessions. Do         Trustworthy reputations are only gained
laps inside your building or, if the weather cooperates, take your walking meet-     from virtuous merit.
ings outdoors.
                                                                                     Success is the fruit of the strong and
8. Pick up the pace
If your job involves walking, do it faster. Keep your chin up and your shoulders     Delay is the best remedy for anger.
slightly back — and remember to breathe freely while you walk.
                                                                                     Those who will be enlightened are the
                                                                                     ones who live moderate lives, have
9. If you travel for work, plan ahead
                                                                                     simple tastes, consume natural foods,
If you're stuck in an airport waiting for a plane, grab your bags and take a brisk   and pursue the wisdom of sages.
walk. Choose a hotel that has fitness facilities — such as treadmills, weight
machines or a pool — or bring your equipment with you. Jump-ropes and re-            Remain honest in your heart, true
sistance bands are easy to sneak into a suitcase. Of course, you can do jumping      to your discipline, and refrain from
                                                                                     overindulgence, and you will enjoy great
jacks, crunches and other simple exercises without any equipment at all.
                                                                                     rewards in life.

10. Try a treadmill desk                                                             Mind your manners and your own
If you're ready to take office exercise to the next level, consider a more focused   business.
walk-and-work approach. If you can comfortably position your work surface
                                                                                     Discretion is the better part of valor.
above a treadmill — with a computer screen on a stand, a keyboard on a table
or a specialized treadmill-ready vertical desk — you may be able to walk while       The barriers of human achievement lie
you work. In fact, Mayo Clinic researchers estimate that overweight office           only in the mind.
workers who replace sitting computer time with walking computer time by two          An idle mind is a demon’s workshop.
to three hours a day could lose 44 to 66 pounds (20 to 30 kilograms) in a year.
                                                                                     Justice exists for those who live according
The pace doesn't need to be brisk, nor do you need to break a sweat. The faster
                                                                                     to the Way, as these are one in the same.
you walk, however, the more calories you'll burn.
Is Aikido better than karate/judo/any other martial art?
Though there are many paths
At the foot of the mountain
All those who reach the top
See the same moon.

This is an extremely controversial question and has generated much heated
debate in forums such as the rec.martial-arts newsgroup.

The answer to this question is very subjective - students of any particular martial
art tend to favor that one over any other (otherwise they would probably be
studying the other martial art).

There are many different but equally valid reasons for studying any martial
art, such as for self defense, for spiritual growth or enlightenment, for general
physical health, for self-confidence and more. Different martial arts, and even
different styles within a particular martial art, emphasize different aspects.

Hence ‘better’ really depends on what it is you want out of a martial art. Even
given this distinction, it is still a very subjective question so perhaps a better one
would be ‘Is Aikido better than any other martial art *for me*?’

This can only be answered by the individual asking the question. The rest of this
FAQ may help you in some way towards finding that answer.

An alternative way to answer this question is to simply say, ‘No, Aikido is not
‘better’ or ‘worse’ than any other martial art. It is simply different.’

Can I train an additional martial art while training Aikido?

Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway.
Yes. There is no problem in training several martial arts at the same time, but
there is one thing to watch out for. If you have not gotten yourself a solid base
in one martial art first you are going to confuse yourself when you start your
second art. The result is (very likely) that your progress in both martial arts is
going to be slower than if you trained first one and then another.

What kind of martial art you choose to train in addition to Aikido is of course
entirely up to what you yourself like and feel comfortable with. A suggestion is
that if you start to train an additional art early, the more different from Aikido
the better, as you’ll probably not be too much confused then.

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                          The barriers of human achievement
                          lie only in the mind.

                          An idle mind is a demon’s workshop.
                          Justice exists for those who live
                          according to the Way, as these are
                          one in the same.

                          Be happy without cause and make
                          the best of what you have.

                          True friendship knows no

                          It is a humble virtue to be wealthy
                          and not affected by it.

                          Cause and effect are mutually

                          Despair is the conclusion of fools.
                          Tomorrow’s success is built upon
                          yesterday’s failures. Live in the here
                          and now. Do not seek more but learn
                          to enjoy less.

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