Saturday, October 1, 2011

CrumpleItUp Redux: Dr. StrangeFit || Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love conference calls


As noted last month, I am re-publishing some of the "greatest hits" from CrumpleItUp. This one came to mind as the Healthy Back Store randomly used a quote of mine that I gave to Steelcase in 2008 about their (absolutely brilliant) Walkstation product.
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Dr. StrangeFit || Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love conference calls
from Crumple it up! blogs by Greg Matthews (Originally posted on May 15, 2009)

Meetings - and their cousins, conference calls - are a big part of life in corporate America. Yet I don't know anyone who really likes most meetings. There are some exceptions in my own life: I love our Social Media Chamber of Commerce meetings, for example. And I like the weekly meeting that my peers and I have with our boss. [Note to self: Daily suckup - CHECK.]

And conference calls are even worse . . . they're just not a very human or engaging way to interact. But, like most of the clouds in life, I've found a silver lining in this one. And its name is Walkstation.

Last week my colleague Laura Tabler wrote about her incredible success in fitness and weight loss that's centered around walking during her favorite shows. I was seriously inspired. I mean, losing over 23 pounds in 8 weeks while making minimally invasive life changes is really impressive. So while Laura does her walking as she feeds her passion for reality TV, I am going to do MY walking while I'm on conference calls. In fact, any call that lasts for more than 5 minutes is going to see me aboard the walkstation.

I've got about 15 lbs. that I'd like to lose . . . let's see if Laura's method works as well with me.

What are the little things that you could change to make your normal routine healthier?

[Editor's Note: For those of you to whom this title is pure gibberish, please click here]

Photo by Shane "the Pain" Regala

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