Exercising With Zombies?

Over the past few weeks my weight loss has more or less flatlined. My weight goes up and down, but I’m not seeing that nice constant drop in weight that I was seeing originally.

In terms of my calorie intake it’s been pretty steady, apart from a couple of days when I’ve been naughty and succumbed to tasty treats etc.,

So what I probably need to do (doh!) is get some physical exercise.

Walking would be the obvious choice, but I hate walking in circles unless I have somewhere to go. If I was going somewhere for a purpose I wouldn’t have any issues, but walking a route just doesn’t do it for me.

Zombies might be the solution!

Ok, that sounds a bit odd, but I’m talking about an iPhone game and not the zombie apocalypse.

Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android. We deliver the story straight to your headphones through orders and voice recordings

 

Here’s their intro video which explains what it’s all about:

[youtube]http://youtu.be/GyFqZtKvya0[/youtube]

I haven’t tried it out yet, but I will! The idea of being chased by zombies is sort of appealing, but more importantly to me it would give me some kind of purpose when exercising / walking.

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9 Responses to Exercising With Zombies?

  1. Volker April 15, 2012 at 18:24 #

    This sounds like an app for a geek like me – but for the fact that I cannot run for the life of me…

    • Michele April 16, 2012 at 08:38 #

      Volker

      You can walk quickly πŸ™‚

      Michele

  2. Louie / Personal Trainer April 17, 2012 at 08:16 #

    This is a normal outcome when it comes to losing body fat/weight and is the main reason most people give up their diets & exercising.
    Main reason is the fact that you (and I don’t mean YOU) are doing the same routine over & over again and your body gets used to it, in turn burning less & less calories each time you perform the exercise.
    This routine has to be changed once every 4-5 weeks and it doesn’t have to be an overall change but in the way you do things. Repeating the same thing every day it gets boring and the effort put into it is not the same.
    To give you an example of a small change for someone that runs the same course 3 times a week:
    – to keep your calorie burning high, change the intensity by doing a short sprint of 50m (after the warm-up period) for every 200-300 meters of normal running.
    That will raise your heart-beat and you’ll be working anaerobic, in turn burning more calories.
    Give it a go and let me know how that works out for you πŸ™‚

  3. Paul April 20, 2012 at 21:27 #

    How about one of these http://letterblock.com/images/treadmill_desk.jpg ? A treadmill for your desk. A small discussion here on HN http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1519177

    I’ve started in the last 2 weeks standing for about 1-2 hours a day at work. It gives my back a welcomed break.

    • Michele April 21, 2012 at 12:17 #

      Paul
      I’ve seen a lot of articles about “standing desks” and various “treadmill desks” over the last couple of years. I’m yet to see any of them being sold on this side of the Atlantic.
      In my office, for example, the desk is too low for me to be able to stand at it and trying to raise it would probably drive our health and safety people mad.
      Now if someone was selling those desks over here I’d probably look at it more seriously
      Thanks for your comment
      Michele

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