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I work out/exercise this often

by vroom (Pope)
on Apr 21, 2000 at 00:12 UTC ( #8266=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on I work out/exercise this often

Never, no need for it: I have 5% body fat
[bar] 31/22%
1 time a week
[bar] 11/8%
2-3 times a week
[bar] 23/16%
3-4 times a week
[bar] 12/8%
5-7 times a week
[bar] 21/15%
Never, why can't people love me the way I am
[bar] 45/31%
143 total votes
Comment on I work out/exercise this often
RE: I work out/exercise this often
by ChuckularOne (Parson) on Apr 21, 2000 at 01:06 UTC
    Jim? Jim who?

    Your Humble Servant,
    -Chuck
RE: I work out/exercise this often
by Simplicus (Monk) on Apr 21, 2000 at 01:21 UTC
    I do a little Tai Chi, but it's not exactly aerobic. Most of my excercise centers on vigorous cranial sprints and the opening of large cheese doodle bags.
    Simplicus
RE: I work out/exercise this often
by cciulla (Friar) on Apr 21, 2000 at 03:40 UTC
    Does the "Nordic Bar Stool" count?
RE: I work out/exercise this often
by wonko (Pilgrim) on Apr 21, 2000 at 14:17 UTC
    Well, I don't know abt 5% body fat... This last week I've just been eating sandwiches, since I've been Perl hacking all days... Who needs to exercise if you don't have time to eat? /wonko
RE: I work out/exercise this often
by perlcgi (Hermit) on Apr 21, 2000 at 14:54 UTC
    Another good reason to work-out and to use Perl... Occupational stress in human computer interaction. Ind Health 1999 Apr;37(2):157-73 Smith MJ, Conway FT, Karsh BT Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison 53706, USA. There have been a variety of research approaches that have examined the stress issues related to human computer interaction including laboratory studies, cross-sectional surveys, longitudinal case studies and intervention studies. A critical review of these studies indicates that there are important physiological, biochemical, somatic and psychological indicators of stress that are related to work activities where human computer interaction occurs. Many of the stressors of human computer interaction at work are similar to those stressors that have historically been observed in other automated jobs. These include high workload, high work pressure, diminished job control, inadequate employee training to use new technology, monotonous tasks, poor supervisory relations, and fear for job security. New stressors have emerged that can be tied primarily to human computer interaction. These include technology breakdowns, technology slowdowns, and electronic performance monitoring. The effects of the stress of human computer interaction in the workplace are increased physiological arousal; somatic complaints, especially of the musculoskeletal system; mood disturbances, particularly anxiety, fear and anger; and diminished quality of working life, such as reduced job satisfaction. Interventions to reduce the stress of computer technology have included improved technology implementation approaches and increased employee participation in implementation. Recommendations for ways to reduce the stress of human computer interaction at work are presented. These include proper ergonomic conditions, increased organizational support, improved job content, proper workload to decrease work pressure, and enhanced opportunities for social support. A model approach to the design of human computer interaction at work that focuses on the system "balance" is proposed.

      At least perl is the least stressful language I've used. It's laid back philosophy, ability to guess at what you mean, and "more than one way to do it, none of which are necessarily 'better'" all contribute to this. I think the most stressfull was (((((((lisp)))))) although debugging large legacy C code was not fun either.

RE: I work out/exercise this often
by perlcgi (Hermit) on Apr 21, 2000 at 15:21 UTC
    I think exercise can help your Perl. Lets face it, exercise can be really boring, but it can give an opportunity to ponder difficult problems. When I'm "in the flow" of a good workout, I find my brain is curiously focused and undistracted. BTW does anyone recommend any good audio tapes on computing topics?
Does anyone know how to do this in Perl?
by duxup (Novice) on Apr 21, 2000 at 16:06 UTC
    I'm trying to work out or exercise, but it's just not working for me. Does anyone know how to do this in Perl?
      my $life; while($life) { if($ergs_expended) { $life++; } elsif($cheetos_eaten) { $life--; } else {} } while(true) { print "regret\n";
      Sorry, forgot the final code tag
      Simplicus
RE: I work out/exercise this often
by nivlac (Scribe) on Apr 21, 2000 at 16:49 UTC
    Does Quake count as exercise? Of course we're assuming the poll is about physical exercise. I use Perl daily, it's a mental exercise.
      What's this 'position' thing on the submit form?
      Anyhow.. Quake does count as exercise .. Did you know that playing games can actually help you loose weight? It's true .. When kids/people (I still think of myself as a kid ;) play games, their heart rate increases as their adrenaline flows, thus burning calories, and thus loosing weight.

      Just a useless fact :-)
      BTW .. Hi.. My name is Philip.. Just signed up today .. nice place.. how yall doing there.. Good good.. Glad to hear yall alright... latrz ;)

RE: I work out/exercise this often
by ChOas (Curate) on Apr 21, 2000 at 18:05 UTC
    5-7 times a week... I think I should stop drinking though
RE: I work out/exercise this often
by buzzcutbuddha (Chaplain) on Apr 24, 2000 at 22:22 UTC
    my $stomach->expands() unless (&exercise($3_Times_A_Week));
RE: I work out/exercise this often
by Jonathan (Curate) on Apr 26, 2000 at 17:20 UTC
    I only drink to excess and my fat content is more like 10% but I reckon I'll need both if theres a cold winter. While Quake may not be the most energetic exercise around I make up for by playing 20 hours a week.
RE: I work out/exercise this often
by noscere (Novice) on Apr 26, 2000 at 19:48 UTC
    Ultimate Frisbee with a Rollerblade to work in the morning keeps me from getting too out-of-shape. I long for the days of 5% body fat though...;-) ---------------------------------------------------------- Never consider yourself above another. There is no above, no below, just many paths along the same road.
      Hey, How did a diet pepsi commercial creep in here :-)
RE: I work out/exercise this often
by Maclir (Curate) on Apr 27, 2000 at 01:38 UTC
    Hmmm. I assume exercising one's right arm / elbow in repeatedly raising a large glass filled with amber liquid to one's lips counts as exercise? Work is the curse of the drinking man.
RE: I work out/exercise this often
by cacofonix (Novice) on Apr 27, 2000 at 13:25 UTC
    Well the reason I work out 5-7 times a week is because I cycle everywhere I go - I don't own a car you see so cycling is kind of a way of life for me. Anyway I spend almost all my time on my computer either at work or at home, and now that I'm learning Perl it's even worse for me. Well that is if you think that spending all your time coding and spending time on the computer is a bad thin :-) Only the other day I was told I needed to get out more.....
RE: I work out/exercise this often
by cacofonix (Novice) on Apr 27, 2000 at 13:26 UTC
    Well the reason I work out 5-7 times a week is because I cycle everywhere I go - I don't own a car you see so cycling is kind of a way of life for me. Anyway I spend almost all my time on my computer either at work or at home, and now that I'm learning Perl it's even worse for me. Well that is if you think that spending all your time coding and spending time on the computer is a bad thing :-) Only the other day I was told I needed to get out more.....

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