The other day I was on the phone with the customer service department for either a utility company or a credit card, I can't remember. I do remember the conversation I had with the woman on the phone.
I was in my kitchen making a cup of coffee. She asked for some information that I had to look up. I asked her to hold on as I quickly walked up the two flights of stairs to my attic office. She said no problem.
Of course after I gave her the info, she then asked me for more info, this time I had to ask her to hold on as I quickly walked down the same two flights to get back to the piece of paper I left in the kitchen. That's when I couldn't believe what she said to me.
"Well at least you're getting your exercise today."
Is that really exercise? No
Does she really think that was good exercise? Sadly, probably.
I walk up and down from my attic office to the kitchen more times than I can count in a day. In between all that I also do an actual real workout, one where I sweat and lift weights.
Have we, as a collective whole, really become so sedentary and inactive, that walking up and down two flights of stairs has been classified as exercise?
I almost forgot to mention that my house is set up off the road, so I also have to walk up and down about 15 steps every time I want to leave my house or come home.
Crazy exercise I get with all those stairs!