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NEAT!!!

Tesco? Testco? Supermarkets in Scotland are apparently trying out a new shopping cart with seven levels of resistance, so as you push them around the store, you actually get a workout. At the highest levels of reistance, a 40-minute shopping trip can burn 260 calories.

Cool! This is an excercise plan I can actually do! With the amount of time I spend at grocery stores every week, If they get these at the local Howard E Butts grocery store, I might be able to catch up with Dr Leo :)

Okay, that's one pint whipping cream, a four-pound bag of chicken breasts, three avocados, a bag of pumpkin seeds, two cans tomato, olive oil, a large onion, three loaves french bread, raisins, brown sugar--(pant pant)--Feel the burn...

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spottylogic
Apr. 29th, 2004 09:05 am (UTC)
Ah, but...
If there are kids in my shopping cart, they'd *better* be on my ingredients list :)

My favorite supermarket workout right now is the "Heck, I don't need a cart, I can carry a 12-pack of soda, gallon of milk, four pounds of chicken, &ct in a basket and my free arm." That hurts :)
kt_kat
Apr. 30th, 2004 10:22 am (UTC)
Re: Ah, but...
That's a favorite exercise of Sdo and I.
spottylogic
May. 1st, 2004 07:27 am (UTC)
Sdo might be able to get away with it!
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spottylogic
Apr. 29th, 2004 10:03 am (UTC)
Usually, no, I'd have to reserve that one for a special occasion. Maybe if we cleared out the freezer shelves we could store them, once they'd been prepared (I understand Joy of Cooking has instructions for preschooler). As it is, there's too many frozen dinners in there to handle a full preschooler.

I do, however, have a skillet big enough. Go fig.
baktre
Apr. 29th, 2004 01:18 pm (UTC)
Hee. Cute idea. :) They could make you run a little generator in the cart that powered a little screen that showed you advertisements, that'd be...um...well, horrible.
drleo
Apr. 30th, 2004 11:40 am (UTC)
*flex*

Keep dreaming.
spottylogic
Apr. 30th, 2004 11:59 am (UTC)
"How do you stay in shape, Spotty?"

"Shopping. Lots of shopping. And high-resistance shopping carts imported from Scotland."
drleo
Apr. 30th, 2004 12:12 pm (UTC)
I believe it's "Tesco", by the way. I shopped at one near my hotel the last time I was in London.
spottylogic
Apr. 30th, 2004 12:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) 'Course, I can't even say [Eh-din-ber-oh], so I'm clearly not the best reference for British spellings and pronunciation!
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