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General Discussion / Re: Water Cooler Chit Chat
« Last post by apl68 on Today at 10:28:29 AM »
Cheerful, thanks so much for starting this thread.

Hmm...what can I contribute?

Is anyone else having a hard time figuring out a good exercise routine? Staying home all the time means I'm not getting in as much walking as I usually do. Also, both legs are injured so certain exercises like squats or pretty much anything that requires bending the legs are not feasible at moment. I can't do much walking anyway because the pain sets in and the muscles seize up after only 5-10 minutes.

I'm doing PT exercises at home to regain some mobility, but that can takes weeks to months to be significantly effective.

What are some good aerobic/strength exercises that don't involve much leg action?


I like to do arm exercises with a cheap set of resistance bands (just looked and it looks like you can still get them cheap and quickly on Amazon). They usually come with a sheet of exercise to try, and I'm sure there are many videos online too. They come in different resistance strengths so you can start easy and work your way up.


Resistance band exercises have been a big help to me over the past year and a half as I try to recondition my damaged shoulders.  A combination of stretching exercises, resistance bands, and hand weights has helped me to regain strength and function.  It does take time to feel the improvement.
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General Discussion / Re: Water Cooler Chit Chat
« Last post by Morden on Today at 10:25:13 AM »
Our city has a lot of "little free libraries" on people's lawns, so a lot of our novels wind up there. The trick is not to bring home more than you put in.
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General Discussion / Re: Water Cooler Chit Chat
« Last post by OneMoreYear on Today at 10:22:24 AM »
I'm amused at the idea of needing to buy books for decoration to fill empty shelves.  I've never had that problem; if anything, I'm trying to figure out where to put more shelves.

Agreed.  I am of the opinion that one cannot have too many books, but one may have too few bookshelves. 

We try to give away books to the used book store that we are never going to read again to save some space in our small house. Hubby is better at this than I, as I am a consistent re-reader of my favorites or even just sections of books I particularly like.  We tend to bring a box of books we have read to the used book store and come home with 2 boxes of books from the used bookstore.  Thus, the need for more shelves.
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General Discussion / Re: Water Cooler Chit Chat
« Last post by Larimar on Today at 10:00:19 AM »
Ah, yes. A library is a good benchmark for civilization!
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General Discussion / Re: Water Cooler Chit Chat
« Last post by marshwiggle on Today at 09:48:09 AM »
You can't hardly sell those old Condensed Books anymore.  Books By the Foot, which sells books in bulk to people who need help filling up their shelves (Incredibly enough, there seem to be such people), lists old Condensed Books at $29.99 per foot--for good-quality ones.  It seems to be their least expensive category.  If that patron does indeed want them, we're prepared to offer a far better price than that.

I'm amused at the idea of needing to buy books for decoration to fill empty shelves.  I've never had that problem; if anything, I'm trying to figure out where to put more shelves.

When my daughter was in middle school, she went to visit a friend from her class. The thing that amazed her about their house was that there were NO books! (On vacation, she was always pleased when we drove through a small town and she observed the library. That meant it was civilized enough that people could live there.)
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General Discussion / Re: Water Cooler Chit Chat
« Last post by mythbuster on Today at 09:38:28 AM »
My mother is doing seated yoga though with a you tube video. Maybe you could try that?
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General Discussion / Re: Post your asides here
« Last post by polly_mer on Today at 09:33:05 AM »
I think I recalled that on the old forum the word, "mods" somehow got flagged to the mods, but maybe that was a cyber-urban myth.

Even if a mention of "mods" would summon someone, where should we look in a possibly lengthy thread?  Reporting a given post along with a brief explanation of why the report is being made helps us efficiently make decisions and have moderator discussions all in one place.

Not directed at anyone in particular, but since this is the asides thread, I will mention that sometimes, just like prayer, the moderator group decision is "nope, not going to intervene" even with a report, especially if it's just one person making one report on a heavily read thread with entirely predictable behavior given the known forumites involved.

As was recently discussed on a thread here regarding annual faculty reviews, without a record of a clear pattern of violations reported by multiple people nearly every time the behavior occurs with a record of undesirable consequences for the community at large, ongoing behavior by any specific forumite is obviously acceptable to the community.   I write long, we have multiple political parties represented here, and any typical discussion on what should be done in the big picture tends to get heated quickly.
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General Discussion / Re: Coronavirus
« Last post by secundem_artem on Today at 09:03:05 AM »
Great U.S. data projections here:

https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections.

Agreed, but those 95% CI's are enormous.    I did not read what their underlying assumptions were but there's a lot of wiggle room in those numbers.  A few dozen more fundamentalist churches packing the pews for a couple more Sundays could blow these models to bits.
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General Discussion / Re: Water Cooler Chit Chat
« Last post by mahagonny on Today at 08:43:18 AM »
Cheerful, thanks so much for starting this thread.


Oh, cheerful is a good sort. I take back everything I thought about this thread. I thought it was going to be like another 'post your one-offs' backbiting hangout.
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General Discussion / Re: Water Cooler Chit Chat
« Last post by Puget on Today at 08:40:04 AM »
Cheerful, thanks so much for starting this thread.

Hmm...what can I contribute?

Is anyone else having a hard time figuring out a good exercise routine? Staying home all the time means I'm not getting in as much walking as I usually do. Also, both legs are injured so certain exercises like squats or pretty much anything that requires bending the legs are not feasible at moment. I can't do much walking anyway because the pain sets in and the muscles seize up after only 5-10 minutes.

I'm doing PT exercises at home to regain some mobility, but that can takes weeks to months to be significantly effective.

What are some good aerobic/strength exercises that don't involve much leg action?

Good to see you at the cooler!

I like to do arm exercises with a cheap set of resistance bands (just looked and it looks like you can still get them cheap and quickly on Amazon). They usually come with a sheet of exercise to try, and I'm sure there are many videos online too. They come in different resistance strengths so you can start easy and work your way up.

I've heard there are also lots of places offering free yoga and other sorts of home exercise classes online right now, though I haven't tried those.

(I'm assuming there is also a tea and coffee station set up here by the water cooler, and am going over to make a cup of tea now).

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