Making exercise fun

@dawnald (84129)
Shingle Springs, California
October 19, 2009 12:21pm CST
Somebody just sent me this today. It's a way to get people to take the stairs instead of the elevator. Thought it was pretty cool. I know I'd take the stairs if I saw this. Maybe even get there late. What about you? Have a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXh2n0aPyw&feature=youtube_gdata
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17 responses
19 Oct 09
Hi dawnald, The video is not available it said, but I for one never take the elevator and I have got stuck in one before and wouldn't go in it again, so I always take the stairs, when I need to. Tamara
@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 09
Quick before it disappears again: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=videos&search_query=piano+stairs&search_sort=video_recently_uploaded
20 Oct 09
Hi dawnald, That is brilliant!! very good way to exercise, thanks for posting it again, great fun. Hugs. Tamara
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
20 Oct 09
I checked out the link you gave on tamara. If only everyone could use the method of using the stairs, I think I will have eggs for biceps in no time. Because after toning the legs, I would want to balance off the hands/arms too..
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 09
lol
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
Haha.... so you don't want eggs on the legs, so to speak..
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
eggs on the legs and the yolk's on you
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@mysdianait (63950)
• Italy
19 Oct 09
That is a brilliant dea! Wish they had them here and then I would definately use them. Did you go and look at the website? The word 'fun' caught my attention and I guess there might be some more ideas there soon.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Oct 09
Nope, I didn't. Not enough time...
@mysdianait (63950)
• Italy
19 Oct 09
Not enough time stopped me getting here earlier. Must have been a man that decided there are only 24 hours in a day
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Oct 09
lmao clearly it was a man!
@ElicBxn (60016)
• United States
19 Oct 09
that was really cool! but I don't see anything like that working here, for one thing, we don't have a LOT of public stairs like those
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Oct 09
for another they'd probably be vandalized...
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@ElicBxn (60016)
• United States
19 Oct 09
sad but true - heck, around here the neighborhood kids would do it because they are bored!
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Oct 09
and then wonder why the heck they didn't have anything fun to do afterward!
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• United States
19 Oct 09
Hi, D! What a fabulous idea! I'd do it, for sure!
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Oct 09
I love the idea, too bad it's in Sweden...
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• United States
19 Oct 09
We Americans have always been good at stealing good ideas from other countries...
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Oct 09
lol We could claim they stole the idea from OUR movie!
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• Australia
21 Oct 09
Well of course I would have to try it out, but I do believe that once would be enough and then I'd enjoy listening to others "playing" while I stood on the escalator. Oh - I'd be more inclined to "play" them going down!
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Oct 09
It would be fun watching too!
• Australia
11 Feb 10
Well our smile muscles need more exercise, and laughing is one of the best exercises, so I'll stick with that. Thanks for the best response.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Feb 10
• Boston, Massachusetts
20 Oct 09
I feel bad because i am having problem accessing the link. Anyway, exercise for is always fun. I know i will burn more calories and it's really good for the health. Now instead of taking the cab in going to work, i am taking the bus because this allows me to walk a distance from the bus terminal to work. I want to lose weight in a healthy way and i know this is one way of losing weight. I will choose the stairs than the elevator. I love physical activities.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 09
check two responses above, I reposted the link... I don't know about exercise being fun. Some of it is, some of it isn't.
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Oct 09
THanks for reposting it again. It's okay as long as you live a healthy lifestyle you will be fine. There are lots of things that you can do than exercise to keep you fit.
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@LordOzz (204)
• Philippines
20 Oct 09
That is cool! that exercise is really fun. i wish we had a stairs near by. but there is none. i need to lose weight and shape my body. i gain much fat and loose muscles. this morning i start the day with a few rounds of dumbbells. i will put that thing into my daily routine and start shaping my body once again. :) hope my abs will come back.
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@LordOzz (204)
• Philippines
20 Oct 09
In fact that is really a great research for them. and really fun. those kids are just like running around the stairs, but also it can be dangerous so they must be very careful. it is very lovely to see how many people change from using the escalator to stairs. it is like giving the stairs a new life.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 09
Yes it is like giving it a new life!
• United States
19 Oct 09
That looks like fun. I try to use the stairs anyway, but that would definitely make it more fun and entertaining. If there wasn't anybody else on the stairs, I could even see myself trying to play a song on them.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Oct 09
me too! :-)
@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Oct 09
I was thinking that too!
@ced_cap (207)
• Philippines
21 Oct 09
T'was really fun watching it lol . If I were to choose, i'll also take the stairs instead of elevator.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Oct 09
me too
@mohan89 (242)
• India
20 Oct 09
Thats really cool idea ! By Changig all stairs in to a music instrument , i guess obesity % all over will gradually decrease and we can hardly see an obese person.
@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 09
It's a great idea but I wonder how durable it is.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
20 Oct 09
That is so cool. I want some of those stairs in my apartment. It would sure pump up my exercise routine. Do they actually have stairs like that somewhere in some mall?
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 09
It was Sweden and it kind of looked like a subway station... Now I'm going to have to go back and look! :-)
• United States
20 Oct 09
This was very interesting and believable. I think this would really work if it was fun to take the stairs. I know I would take the stairs if they were fun and as it shows many others thought the same thing. I wish I could find more things like this to help us to get excerise. Who does not need ideas like this? Anyone got any other ideas like this?
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 09
I wish!
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
20 Oct 09
I love it! What a cool idea and the results speak for themselves! They should do that in more places, it would be fun and clearly it really works! I am guilty of almost always taking the escalator instead of the stairs; I should make more of an effort and exercise more.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Oct 09
I take whichever is less crowded usually...
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• United States
19 Oct 09
That is well it is really musical... What a cool idea if only it was practical, but I like the concept. :)
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Oct 09
I do wonder how long before it breaks, but really cool idea!
@katsmeow1213 (28711)
• United States
19 Oct 09
I think it's neat! I'd have trouble getting my kids off the stairs if that were near me!
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Oct 09
I know for sure that I would have problems getting the kids off the stairs!!!
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
19 Oct 09
That is cool. If it keeps us moving and keeps the weight off ....woot! Fend off those heart attacks and other health problems.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Oct 09
I don't know if I'd ever make it off the stairs!