Sunday, July 12, 2009

Knitwits for Fitness

Saturday's 5k Splash and Dash Run/Walk to benefit Scarf It Up was so much fun that the girls were inspired to dream up more fitness focused activities. Although they finished dead last (followed by the police escort aka sweeps vehicle), Krista and Janet spent the day at the shop developing "Knit and Fit"- a new approach to getting fit through Knitwits.

They are starting a Knitwits walking group and a shop version of "The Biggest Loser". If you're trying to lose a few pounds, get more exercise or just want some good company, this is a fun way to get started and stay motivated. Details are forthcoming.

Yes, there are other ways to lose weight. Janet and I think the audiobook "Does this Clutter Make My Butt Look Big" has some merit- but it would involve way to much cleaning. Krista found Knitting for the Wii (Kniiting). There's always Adult Competitive kickball. And I just watched Dance Your Ass Off on TV-a mixture of The Biggest Loser meets Dancing With the Stars.

Knitting burns approx 99 calories per hour for a 145 lb. person. It engages the forearms, shoulders and back muscles as you work with various knitting tools and equipment. The constant movement of the knitting needles burns calories, improves coordination and stimulates the brain. Many say that knitting is a great way to quit smoking or reduce snacking because both hands are occupied. Knitting may not be the quickest way to burn calories, but it doesn't hurt and I really enjoy doing it.

Knitwits for Fitness! Be a Loser with Us!

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