Technology : Bet Angel trader's desks & setup's

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andyfuller
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Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:15 pm

Calorie burner: How much better is standing up than sitting?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24532996#TWEET924311

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Euler
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Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:13 pm

OK, that's convinced me I have to stand. Anybody got any advice on standing desks?

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Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:35 pm

I know Ergotron do a few desks. Also look back to page 6 of this thread and there are a couple of things to give you some ideas.

It is something I have been meaning to look at more as well.

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Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:58 pm

I'm pretty sure sitting down too much is the root cause of my foot and leg problems. A real issue for me after years of running, I'm determined to do one more marathon just to show the kids the medals and real and the images aren't photo-shopped!

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:25 pm

Euler wrote:I'm pretty sure sitting down too much is the root cause of my foot and leg problems. A real issue for me after years of running, I'm determined to do one more marathon just to show the kids the medals and real and the images aren't photo-shopped!
Peter have you ever done a Parkrun?

I did my first one last weekend and found they are great events and will be going back either running or volunteering as much as I can.

They are held all around the country (and spreading around the world) every Saturday morning, I think they all start at 9am and are all run over 5km. Best of all they are totally FREE to take part in.

You register once on the Parkrun website and you get a unique barcode that you must print and take to all runs in order to get a time (You can buy cheaply barcode tags/credit card). And that's it - you can then turn up whenever you want and where ever you want to run one, be it in London, Scotland or Australia!

They are treated as a run not a race, you just race yourself if you want to. You are encouraged to take your kids along even if they are still in a pram and dogs are also welcome. You can run or walk it, it's up to you.

They seem to be a really good way of getting kids into running but also to get adults into running or back into it.

I am doing them as part of speed training to try and get my marathon times down in the hope of breaking 2hrs 40mins at London 2014.

So if you haven't been to one have a look on the website for you nearest, could be a good way of getting back to that goal of running a marathon and also something you could take your kids along to in order to get them into running:

http://www.parkrun.com/countries/

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LeTiss
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:39 pm

Talking of running Andy, I'm running the Jersey Spartan Half Marathon on Sunday 17th November

I've lost 3 stone over past 18 months, but haven't run a half marathon for a long time, just 10k races

Looking forward to it, albeit a tad apprehensive

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jimrobo
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:51 pm

I'm doing the mens health in manchester in 2 weeks if anyone is there doing it.....

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:20 pm

LeTiss 4pm wrote:Talking of running Andy, I'm running the Jersey Spartan Half Marathon on Sunday 17th November

I've lost 3 stone over past 18 months, but haven't run a half marathon for a long time, just 10k races

Looking forward to it, albeit a tad apprehensive
Well done, good luck for a months time.

Unfortunately I just can't get a few weeks before encountering new problems, I've more or less been constantly injured for ages now.

Managed a nice period of nearly 6 months without a problem then picked up a grade one calf tear during a 10k race, which put me out for ages. Recovered from that and was jogging back from the office when I tripped and twisted my ankle and damaged my shoulder (and busted my iPad). Now I'm suffering from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantar_fasciitis.

So life is dealing me a bad hand on the fitness front but I'm determined to try and find a way through it and am keep up general fitness through cycling while I wait for my luck to turn!

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:43 pm

LeTiss 4pm wrote:Talking of running Andy, I'm running the Jersey Spartan Half Marathon on Sunday 17th November

I've lost 3 stone over past 18 months, but haven't run a half marathon for a long time, just 10k races

Looking forward to it, albeit a tad apprehensive
I did the spartan sprint up in york about 6 weeks ago I really like the spartan races! Mine was only 6.5k though! The distance is obviously way less but they will likely have all the same obstacles. I actually find the shorter ones tougher because at least you get to relax a bit with the running on the longer ones because the distance between the obstacles is greater but with the shorter ones its sprint, obstacle, repeat and you never seem to get into a rhythm.

Heres the video from the day anyway....

http://vimeo.com/74229022

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:50 pm

Hi Peter, I'm really sorry to read all the bad news. I have the same problem on the foot you have, for three years now. Initially I couldn't even walk and had problems standing... Sincerely hope yours is softer, as I've done loads of physiotherapy including shockwaves (not Adobe's lol) and the only thing I can do now is surgery... I really don't want to, as I can walk now, so I'm doing most of my exercise on an elliptical cross trainer, you might want to look to one at some point!

Hope you get better.

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