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ZarabethS179

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Report this Oct. 07 2009, 7:01 pm

I didn't know where to put this, so I figured here was as good a guess as any.

I have a lot of health problems, and find it challenging to make sure I eat good foods (and the proper amount). I also have a hard time finding time to exercise.

But what if we put a Star Trek spin on it? We could swap healthy Trek recipes (such as vegetable "plomeek" soup) and do Trek-based workouts (being on the treadmill for the duration of one Trek ep, or something like that).

Just thought it would be a fun idea for those of us trying to stay healthy!

Commander_Zelkar

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Report this Oct. 08 2009, 8:30 am

Actually, the idea of working out for a duration of a Trek episode is a good idea.

I've been meaning to dust off my weights for some time now. I may get laid off soon, so could have plenty of time to get back in shape.

tribblenator999

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Report this Oct. 08 2009, 11:13 am

just do the captain kirk workout. Run a lot, punch things, jump off of things, and shoulder rolls. LOL

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Report this Oct. 08 2009, 2:02 pm

I like to eat fried food and drink pop, but only when I'm home. I work 500 km away and ususally don't come home for 2 weeks or more, so I don't eat unhealthy food at work.

whyaduck

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Report this Oct. 08 2009, 3:29 pm

Quote (Yanks @ Oct. 08 2009, 2:38 pm)
Quote (ZarabethS179 @ Oct. 07 2009, 7:01 pm)
I didn't know where to put this, so I figured here was as good a guess as any.

I have a lot of health problems, and find it challenging to make sure I eat good foods (and the proper amount). I also have a hard time finding time to exercise.

But what if we put a Star Trek spin on it? We could swap healthy Trek recipes (such as vegetable "plomeek" soup) and do Trek-based workouts (being on the treadmill for the duration of one Trek ep, or something like that).

Just thought it would be a fun idea for those of us trying to stay healthy!

I think that whyaduck on the Enterprise board runs on a treadmill when she watches Enterprise.

I do. One episode of Enterprise a day. I watch them in order and I'm back in season 1. About a month ago, I went away for a week and really missed it.

BTW, treadmill and swimming, I'm down three sizes, almost four.

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Report this Oct. 08 2009, 4:11 pm

Quote (Commander_Zelkar @ Oct. 08 2009, 8:30 am)
Actually, the idea of working out for a duration of a Trek episode is a good idea.

I've been meaning to dust off my weights for some time now. I may get laid off soon, so could have plenty of time to get back in shape.

I've done this many times.

I'll put a DVD in the machine,get on my exercise bike and pedal while watching.

I even remember a PSA that ran when TAS was on in the 70s.

Nurse Chapel was saying that people exercise better when listening to music. Then Kirk orders the crew to exercise to music every day.

I was hoping the PSA would be on the TAS DVD set, but it wasn't.

ZarabethS179

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Report this Oct. 08 2009, 4:17 pm

So I've started something kind of new--I start doing step aerobics to TOS. I've put my TOS drinking game to work for my health (ironically--LOL).

Every time Spock says "logical"  or "illogical" I do ten push-ups.
Whenver someone says the word "captain" I do ten jumping jacks.
Whenever Kirk grabs someone by the upper arms, I do ten crunches.
Whenever McCoy gives someone a hypo, it's ten sit-ups.

The rest of the time, it's basic step aerobics moves I've learned in classes.

This way, the episode actively engages me in the workout, instead of just being on in the background.

whyaduck

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Report this Oct. 08 2009, 10:37 pm

Quote (Yanks @ Oct. 08 2009, 9:20 pm)
Quote (whyaduck @ Oct. 08 2009, 3:29 pm)
Quote (Yanks @ Oct. 08 2009, 2:38 pm)
Quote (ZarabethS179 @ Oct. 07 2009, 7:01 pm)
I didn't know where to put this, so I figured here was as good a guess as any.

I have a lot of health problems, and find it challenging to make sure I eat good foods (and the proper amount). I also have a hard time finding time to exercise.

But what if we put a Star Trek spin on it? We could swap healthy Trek recipes (such as vegetable "plomeek" soup) and do Trek-based workouts (being on the treadmill for the duration of one Trek ep, or something like that).

Just thought it would be a fun idea for those of us trying to stay healthy!

I think that whyaduck on the Enterprise board runs on a treadmill when she watches Enterprise.

I do. One episode of Enterprise a day. I watch them in order and I'm back in season 1. About a month ago, I went away for a week and really missed it.

BTW, treadmill and swimming, I'm down three sizes, almost four.


Good on ya!!!

I still say we need visual evidence!!! :laugh:

SNORK!!! Not likely.

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Report this Oct. 08 2009, 10:42 pm

Quote (ZarabethS179 @ Oct. 08 2009, 4:17 pm)
So I've started something kind of new--I start doing step aerobics to TOS. I've put my TOS drinking game to work for my health (ironically--LOL).

Every time Spock says "logical" ¿or "illogical" I do ten push-ups.
Whenver someone says the word "captain" I do ten jumping jacks.
Whenever Kirk grabs someone by the upper arms, I do ten crunches.
Whenever McCoy gives someone a hypo, it's ten sit-ups.

The rest of the time, it's basic step aerobics moves I've learned in classes.

This way, the episode actively engages me in the workout, instead of just being on in the background.

LOL sounds like the rules to a drinking game

How many squat thrusts for the "Picard Maneuver?"

ZarabethS179

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Report this Oct. 09 2009, 12:51 am

Congrats on losing the weight, whyaduck.

ZarabethS179

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Report this Oct. 09 2009, 1:29 am

For some reason, I picture it being purple, like an eggplant soup or something...
You can actually buy an ST cookbook. Sadly, I don't have one...:(

2takesfrakes

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Report this Nov. 27 2010, 1:25 pm

I truly hope that ZarabethS179 is
enjoying much-improved health, now.
I saw this thread and thought it was
for Physical Fitness Enthusiasts. Of
course, it's along those lines, but
something else. I'm very interested
in staying fit and was wondering if
anyone else here exercises regularly
besides their fingers, when typing
posts on startrek.com?

Trekkie 12

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Report this Nov. 27 2010, 2:43 pm

Or, you can participate in your own Vulcan/Klingon survival tests. All you have to do is go out, and run from the very angry Targ running after you. Do this every day, going on different routes. If you stop more than 2 times, you are killed by the Targ and must eat something so "ewwww" you could die, then run 3 times a day for 2 weeks. (After that you are alive again!) Or, you could be saved by Q and be his slave for 2 weeks. In this situation, you must play an impossible mind survival game and run about 2 miles a day.


Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled. -Spock

2ndGenTrekkie

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Report this Nov. 27 2010, 3:40 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Cookbook-Ethan-Phillips/dp/0671000225/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1290901048&sr=1-1

Not sure if the link will show through. It's pretty good. Ethan Phillips wrote it.

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2ndGenTrekkie

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Report this Nov. 27 2010, 3:40 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Cookbook-Ethan-Phillips/dp/0671000225/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1290901048&sr=1-1

Not sure if the link will show through. It's pretty good. Ethan Phillips wrote it.

\\//_ If I were human I believe my response would be "go to hell."... If I were human. _\\//

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