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Poll: Has your shape been affected by sedentary lifestyle?
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ventnai  Identity Verified
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Keeping in shape Jun 5, 2016

No, because I started exercising a long time ago. When I first started translating full-time, I put on some weight, so I decided to exercise regularly and have kept it up ever since.

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 5, 2016

I suppose that I am a little (ahem!) more rotund than when I first started translating 30 plus years ago.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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It certainly hasn't helped, nor does a penchant for flaky pastries and cakes. A few years ago I stopped drinking alcohol and lost quite a bit of weight. However, I soon acquired a taste for sugary things, probably as a result of my body 'missing' the sugar component in booze. My posture isn't great either and I find it hard to find a chair with good support. I need a new one, but it's low on the list of my non-translation priorities for now...

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 5, 2016

Unfortunately. If I do take time to do sport on a regular basis - 60km Mountain biking ever couple of days over a period of 3 - 4 months then I feel a heck of a lot fitter and I manage to get rid of a load of weight.
But then a couple of larger projects arise where I do not say no and low and behold, all the effort....

And then everything starts from the begining again...


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Natalie Soper  Identity Verified
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Nope Jun 5, 2016

But I am ridiculously fidgety and apparently fidgets (fidgeters?) burn more calories than other people.

Also, I don't really eat snacks while I work (well, if there are none in the house).


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Vanda Nissen  Identity Verified
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Yes:( Jun 5, 2016

By the way, I really like the wording of this poll:).

I've started taking zumba classes twice a week, however my naturopath tells me that I need to do it at least 4 times a week before I can see any results.

@Natalie, being fidgety really helps - I have two friends who are like you and they do expeience any weight related problems.


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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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No, but then I don't snack Jun 5, 2016

I eat a small early lunch (just a few cups of tea for breakfast) and a bigger early-evening meal, but still just one course. I don't eat anything sweet from one week to the next at home apart from an occasional afternoon piece of fresh fruit. Not because I'm on some diet or because I want to be healthy - I just don't see the need for snacks and sweet foods. I can't stand sugar or even milk in tea and coffee and prefer water to fizzy soft drinks.

I do like the occasional (at least) alcoholic drink though, and when we eat out I'll have the lot! We all have to have some vices.

I noticed a strange thing recently though. We had a very active (for our age) holiday in Mexico. I didn't eat much as the food didn't appeal but I didn't lose any weight at all. However, once home and sedentary again I ate like a horse for a week before returning to normal. Didn't put on any weight though. Body weight is so strange! It seems to bear little relation to what we've just eaten, but it seems to have a good memory!


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 5, 2016

Much to my dislike my shape has sort of expanded, though not only because of my present lifestyle, but also for reasons beyond my influence.

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Teresa Borges
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Well... Jun 5, 2016

I’ve never been skinny, I’ve never exercised but I do lead a very healthy lifestyle, I don’t drink alcohol, I drink plenty of water, I don’t smoke, I don't snack, I eat a Mediterranean diet (lots of fruits and vegetables, more fish than meat), I walk for 30 minutes 3 times a day (thanks to my dog!). Yes, over the years I did gain 10 kilos, but at my age (I'm on my 70s) they don’t bother me at all…

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 5, 2016

Of course, I began translating more than 40 years ago, and my shape would probably have changed anyway. So it's not all about translating. In 1999 I moved into a single-story home, and that changed everything. Prior to that, I had always gotten my exercise going up and down stairs several times a day.

For about 10 years I exercised and rode my bike daily, but unfortunately my regimen also changed around the same time I moved. I do walk my dogs about 30 minutes a day. Teresa's dog is lucky: I won't tell mine what they're missing.

[Edited at 2016-06-05 12:51 GMT]


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 5, 2016

It started when I worked in house, commuting 2½ hours a day in a packed bus with very little extra time for breaks before the bus home. I have never been a fidgeter or fond of exercise, but housework, shopping and most of my earlier jobs kept me physically active. Suddenly I was sitting for most of the time, and for a lot of the year it was cold and dark after I had cooked and served supper - NOT conducive to any exercise I might have contemplated.

I moved to an office where travelling time was halved, and I did exercises with colleagues. That shook off the four kilos or so I had put on. However, they have crept back on and off and on again... since I started freelancing.

When we were looking after my mother-in-law, weekends tended to be spent taking her to visit friends - driving up to 200 kilometres on the round trip, and eating cake when we arrived. When she no longer needed us, I signed up for a walking club, and that helped a little bit.

Then my husband retired and took over the kitchen - he loves cooking, but rarely had time when he was working. I keep trying to explain the 'plate model' and that we should actually EAT all the vegetables he grows and stores in the freezer. And NO, potatoes DON't count as vegetables, and cheese DOES count as protein (and calories!)... He has always been thin, in spite sitting for at least as many hours a day as I do. My mother said he didn't need a doorkey, he could always get in through the letterbox!

There is nothing for it, I will have to retire myself and have a campaign on the freezer. I used to get it almost emptied by the summer, ready for the new season's beans and strawberries.

It's odd how just a slight shift in the proportion of protein to vegetables makes a big difference, but over six years, it has added up to several kilos...





[Edited at 2016-06-05 13:30 GMT]


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Teresa Borges
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She won't leave me alone until I do... Jun 5, 2016

Muriel Vasconcellos wrote:

Teresa's dog is lucky: I won't tell mine what they're missing.

[Edited at 2016-06-05 12:51 GMT]


She starts by patting me gently on my legs with her paws, then she runs around and barks like crazy and very occasionally she even looks for her lead: isn’t she smart?


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Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 5, 2016

But aren't the majority og jobs sedentary?

At least the ones I qualify for are.


[Edited at 2016-06-05 14:20 GMT]


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Jessica Noyes  Identity Verified
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Teaching, not sedentary Jun 5, 2016

Yetta J Bogarde wrote:

But aren't the majority og jobs sedentary?

At least the ones I qualify for are.


Many of us translators have been teachers or instructors of one kind or another, and they actually are not as sedentary as one might think. Only after completely abandoning that profession six years ago did I realize that as a teacher I had moved around quite a bit.
At the university I tended to have three classes a day, usually in different buildings, but if not, on different floors of one building. Then there was the daily walk to and from the parking lot. Added to this were walks to the library, the computer lab, and so on.
At the high school I usually moved from room to room and level to level, often carrying a heavy bag of instructional materials. There were meetings all over the place, lunch in the distant cafeteria, and almost daily walks with students to the auditorium and the library--and then the walks to the parking lot.
At both institutions I made an effort to watch at least some of the games that my students played in (the role of sports in US schools must be experienced to be believed), and that involved frequent hikes out to the soccer and baseball fields.
Now, as a full-time translator, I find there is no required, built-in exercise. I have to *make* time for it, and that is a daily challenge for me.


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