Evading The Question

28 Jun
Photographer: Frank C. Müller

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Do you believe in free-will?

I’m not sure.  Let me ask my husband; he’s always telling me what to do.

They say “everything happens for a reason” – do you think this is true?

What’s your reason for asking?

One health story making the rounds is how sitting too much all day will kill you. Since you are likely seated as you read this, don’t panic. We want to help.

Since we here at WordPress.com want you around, and blogging, forever, we’d like you to get up, right now, and do some push-ups.  How many do you think you can do? Write it down. Then go do ’em. And write a blog post about the results. Did it feel good? Did you do more or less than you guessed?

According to fitness scientists, a 40 year old woman should be able to do 16. A man, 27.  And Jack LaLanne was doing push-ups into his 90s.

See The Simple Push-Up for more background on this curiously useful exercise.

The Laughing Housewife Blog is temporarily suspended due to Tilly Bud falling into a paroxysm of laughter on reading this prompt; and then a coffee table.

23 Responses to “Evading The Question”

  1. vivinfrance June 28, 2011 at 10:36 #

    It won’t kill you to sit at a computer all day – it will give you writer’s bum, though. What will kill you is doing any press-ups at all. Oh, and I’d quite like to die laughing!


  2. Artswebshow June 28, 2011 at 11:28 #

    I’m still in my youth and can do over 50 but i suppose that no real surprise for a 25 year old


    • Tilly Bud June 28, 2011 at 11:28 #

      I couldn’t do 2.5 when I was 25, so I’m suitably impressed. 🙂


  3. mairedubhtx June 28, 2011 at 14:21 #

    I enjoyed your responses.


  4. viewfromtheside June 28, 2011 at 16:26 #

    less than 1 – and i was right. too small to post about


  5. slpmartin June 28, 2011 at 17:45 #

    I’ll try some push-ups as soon as I stop laughing.


  6. Pseu June 28, 2011 at 20:22 #

    Just done n-n-n-nineteen


  7. nrhatch June 28, 2011 at 21:36 #

    Ouch . . . I’ve got numb butt from sitting all day! 😀


    • Tilly Bud June 30, 2011 at 10:08 #

      That’s what comes of being a conscientious blogger!


  8. kateshrewsday June 28, 2011 at 22:23 #

    I’m very tired after reading this. Might put off press ups till another day…


  9. eof737 June 29, 2011 at 11:55 #

    I dislike push-ups… 😦



  1. Meet Tilly . . . The Laughing Housewife « Spirit Lights The Way - July 24, 2011

    […] your nose laughter. * Pee in your pants laughter. * Spray coffee over your keyboard laughter. * Fall into the coffee table laughter. * So true it hurts […]


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