View Single Post
  #64  
Old 10.09.2009, 17:48
Angela-74's Avatar
Angela-74 Angela-74 is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kanton Neuchatel
Posts: 5,738
Groaned at 114 Times in 94 Posts
Thanked 5,664 Times in 2,771 Posts
Angela-74 has a reputation beyond reputeAngela-74 has a reputation beyond reputeAngela-74 has a reputation beyond reputeAngela-74 has a reputation beyond reputeAngela-74 has a reputation beyond reputeAngela-74 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why excercise may not help you lose weight

Quote:
View Post
Good for you.

The lift/escalator one is a good one. Walking up the stairs rather than taking the lift doesn't feel like exercise for, as you remark, it's just part of everyday life.

I was astounded here, when visiting a hospital here, and going for the stairs, the stair well was packed with doctors, visitors and with patients. No-one was using the lifts.
You would never see that in the U.S. or the U.K.

Indeed, I once stayed at a hotel in California where you could not access the stairs from the ground floor as it only led from the upstairs floors to a below-ground floor emergency exit. No-one used it, or could use it.

There's a different mentality here in Switzerland and most of it makes sense.
I tried to take the stairs in a hotel here and the alarm went off
Reply With Quote