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Stretch and Sew with Soup Ingredient (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 2/23/05 10:49 AM
I keep two 1 pound packages of lentils by my sew machines and also computer. I use them to "exercise" my arms and stretch now and then during the day. It feels so good to me. Of course the usual disclaimers apply: check with a doctor before embarking on an exercise program. Our bodies are all different and like altering a pattern what works for my body might not work for your body.
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Patti-Jo said...
My doc told me to do this with small weights. A few #s of lentils is a lot cheaper than weights! Have to keep those muscles supple!
2/23/05 8:51 PM
Jackie M said...
Or ... you can get a beagle. I get all my exercise when I'm sewing by constantly lifting the dog off my sewing chair, the cutting table, the pile of fabric I left on the floor ... or I'm chasing her around trying to get her to drop my presscloth or pattern pieces ... :)
2/23/05 10:59 PM
Nancy Anne said...
You can also use various sizes ofn food cans. This will help to tone, but not to build muscle. Unless you are lifting a Costco-sized 20-lb can of baked beans. In that case, I would advise you to just buy the weights. That way, you know they won't get eaten.
2/24/05 10:32 AM
Mini said...
LOL your tip title. I use bags of dried beans as pattern weights, but never thought of using them for exercise.
2/24/05 1:14 PM
Sew it seams said...
great reminder! Thanks.
2/24/05 2:47 PM
firstmate said...
Excellent idea to keep the juices flowing.
2/26/05 9:49 AM

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