Sunday, 30 December 2007

Health and happiness!!

ladies stretching
black labs

This has been taken in part from todays Sunday Telegraph.
Just in time for the New Year , we have discovered a useful new concept: the resolution-lite. Reports say that some obliging scientists have discovered that "pottering about" is good for burning off calories. Another group of obliging medical experts say that more people, particularly men in their forties (ME), are risking serious injury by entering the triathlon, or other extreme sport (HELLO)?!

So here are some timely suggestions for 2008:

Set aside 20 mins a day for some serious loitering, just wandering about. Re-tie your shoe laces twice a day, the bending down works wonders! Burn off those calories by blinking. Try stretching by putting the whisky bottle on a higher shelf. Make the sacrifice and switch to dark chocolates. Tone up your thigh muscles by carrying more loose change.

Happy New Year!!

14 comments:

Z said...

Dealing the cards for poker is surprisingly effective, too.
And ditch that nifty little gadget for opening wine bottles and go back to a proper pull corkscrew. It uses far more energy and really flexes those muscles.

Happy New Year, babycakes xx

© Karelian Blonde said...

*burb* I am woman in my forties and I shall have to walk some steps down to the kitchen to get my self another drink *hic* Does this count?

john.g. said...

Z, full house.......call!

KB, loves yah!! xx

The nice old gentleman who keeps you company said...

Can't fault the HTML, you seem to be getting the fucking hang of it at last!

One things for certain; you won't die of over-exertion! Lifting the beerglass to your lips and staggering to the toilet every 5 minutes seems to work for you......

Jin said...

Drinking more = squeezing your kidneys more = additional exercise! (In my case, I'll get grandma to fetch me coffee at far more frequent intervals, which = more exercise for her!)

Have a great New Year John. All the very best to you & your dad :-)

PI said...

Pottering is my middle name. Missed you. Have a great 2008 and keep making us chucle or even chuckle.xox

Mr Farty said...

Thank fook I'm no longer in my forties, so I don't have to worry about having to enter the triathlon. Phew!

Happy New Year, John!

john.g. said...

Love the lot of you (apart from Keith). xx

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

hey hey hey - Have a happy new year Mr G and may all your pub blogging (and other) dreams come true in 2008!

Cind said...

I very much like those suggestions - can I swap the Whiskey for Bacardi tho? And, does buckle fastening count too ;-}

Ricardipus said...

I'm way ahead of you on the loitering and pottering around bit (the excellent Scottish term "footering" comes to mind here).

And yes, I'd recommend you stay away from the triathlon. Come to think of it, I'll stay away from it too.

All the best to you and your motley crew of pub cronies, for a lazy and prosperous 2008!

john.g. said...

Cind, welcome to chaos!!

R'pus, cheers mate, all the best to your tribe!!

PI said...

Hope you don't have a hangover but if you do get some milk thistle. It works and protects your liver.

john.g. said...

Hi, Mum2, I am hangover free!! Happy New Year!!