New Podcast: Our Home-Based Mini-Exercise Programs

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Last Friday Peter published a terrific post on his new workout regimen, which is centered around small exercise breaks throughout the day.  The post generated terrific discussion threads both here on the blog and on Boing Boing, as well as between Peter and myself via email. As luck would have it, my fianceé and I had planned to visit Peter in Kingston for the weekend so we decided to record our conversation and turn it into a podcast.

This new podcast gave us a great opportunity to continue discussing our contrasting  approaches to incorporating exercise into the work-day (Peter’s is resistance-exercise focused, while my personal office-based exercise program is mainly cardio), as well as our readers’ suggestions and approaches that might work in different work-settings. The discussion was very informative for us personally, and I think others will find it equally useful.

A reminder that email subscribers can listen to the podcast here on the blog, and can also download it directly by clicking here (it’s released with a creative commons license, so feel free to embed or sample it on other sites however you please).  And to have all of our podcasts delivered directly to your ipod, you can also subscribe via itunes.

As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts and comments.  Enjoy the podcast!

Travis

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9 Responses to New Podcast: Our Home-Based Mini-Exercise Programs

  1. Rhodia says:

    Great podcast — I really enjoyed it. Is there a place on your website with links to all your other podcasts?

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  2. Shirley says:

    Excellent podcast! Great suggestions and ideas for some very simple ways to stay active in the office and at home.

    I came across a very interesting office set up where someone converted a treadmill into a computer workstation.
    http://lifehacker.com/171537/coolest-workspace-contest–the-treadputer

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    • Travis says:

      Thanks, Shirley! I would love to have a treadmill workstation, unfortunately my work cubicle isn’t big enough yet. But I’ll build one someday, and until then I have my pedal machine!

      Travis

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  3. freeman dennis says:

    enjoyed the podcast very much. i noticed you mentioned jaes levine. what do you think of his “neat” work. you don’t sem to think this has much to do with weight loss?

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    • Travis says:

      I think the NEAT stuff is *very* cool, and it’s one of the main reasons that I became interested in sedentary physiology. There have been some interesting studies suggesting that NEAT could be very important in weight maintenance and the prevention of weight gain (even when people are intentionally consuming more calories than they need), but I don’t think there’s much hard evidence looking at NEAT and weight *loss*. I know that there is some evidence that using a treadmill desk burns more calories than working in a chair, but walking doesn’t really fall under the definition of NEAT as I understand it. I’m not saying that it isn’t useful for weight loss, but I don’t think the studies are there yet.

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  4. freeman dennis says:

    my observations and experience certainly agree with that even though i was very excited on reading “move more,weigh less”

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  5. Carol says:

    I enjoyed the podcast today while driving. Also, thanks for the link to the other podcasts – now I have more podcasts to listen to. Peter’s descriptions of his home office exercises and creative names was quite entertaining. Very nice how Peter is more strength training oriented and Travis is more aerobic oriented. Makes for a nice balance in the presentation.

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