Wednesday, June 23, 2010


So a few months ago, I read a frightening article called Stand up while you read this online at the New York Times site. The article basically says that if you sit at a desk for 8 hours a day you will be fat forever. It also says that if you work out everyday and then sit at a desk for 8 hours, you will still be fat forever. (I may be exaggerating a bit, but not much.)

I haven't figured out how to make my desk a stand up desk yet--anyone have any ideas?--but I did think that maybe by bringing the hula hoop that was gathering dust in my bedroom to the office, I might be motivated to stand up every once in awhile and get my blood moving.

My hula hoop is a special sport hoop that is weighted and molded to maximize weight loss. Supposedly the recommended hooping is ten minutes, twice a day.

Turns out I haven't done much hooping at the office either, but boy has it been fun watching my coworkers hula hoop. It's irresistible! Plus, I pretty much demand that anyone who visits my cube give it a try before they talk business with me.

And before you ask, no that precious baby doesn't actually work with me. Her grandmother does!

Want to guess how many of my co-workers own their own hoops now?


Ashley said...


Secret Agent Mom said...

What you need is a Hula Chair:

Sassy Molassy said...

That hula chair segment cracks me up every time.
I love my hoop and I can do tricks with it, but I'd like to make my own. Yours looks like it would burn more calories, though.

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