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    Are you ever stressed about relieving stress and/or getting exercise?

    Are you ever stressed about relieving stress and/or getting enough exercise?

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    Yes. sometimes I worry about finding enough time or working in my "stress reducing" exercise/bicycling, swimming, weight lifting , stretching and/or walking.

    My stress relief protocols become another stress.

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    Yes. Often, it's just one more thing to cram into an already full day.

    My favorite workaround is to sneak in exercise throughout my work day by walking and stair climbing to get my breakfast, to get my coffee, my lunch, run an errand, and walk to/from the vanpool pick-up point. It easily adds up to more than 1 hour of exercise throughout the day. That's enough to maintain (even lose) weight, maintain leg strength (especially stair climbing), and get the heart pumping several times a day.
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    Good grief!
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    No. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone more laid back than me. I work with people who almost seem to look for things to worry about. You never heard about stress 30 years ago, and now people get stressed about stress relief?

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    Zerressenheit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Good grief!
    Are you responding to my reply or to the original post?
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    I can stress out worrying about whether I'm stressing out about relieving stress. Should I be stressing out about relieving stress? Or should I not? It's a dilemma. I'm stressed out thinking about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yen View Post
    Are you responding to my reply or to the original post?
    The concept.
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    I voted NO.

    I've got too many other things to 'Stress Out' over, but if I get time to I promise I'll worry some about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    I voted NO.

    I've got too many other things to 'Stress Out' over, but if I get time to I promise I'll worry some about it.
    The "yes's" are winning!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    The "yes's" are winning!!
    I never was one to "Fit in".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    The "yes's" are winning!!
    That's one way to look at it. Not sure I would consider being stressed as "winning".
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    Godbey spoke of this in the late 70s, calling it "time deepening", wherein modern life leads people to lose the depth and quality of their leisure by overscheduling themselves and attempting to do too much. Many shallow experiences but no depth of experience.... it is bad news...

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    I attempted to vote in this poll, but my hand began to shake too much to hold my mouse steady.

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    Funny replies so far -- I'm assuming they're tongue-in-cheek.

    As far as training for racing is concerned: Yes, I stressed over it, because I was often torn between riding alone in the morning vs. riding with the group in the evening, when I often show property. That was stressful.

    Yet the time on the bike is not stressful, no matter when I ride or for what purpose.

    Someone smarter than I needs to discuss that dichotomy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Funny replies so far -- I'm assuming they're tongue-in-cheek.

    As far as training for racing is concerned: Yes, I stressed over it, because I was often torn between riding alone in the morning vs. riding with the group in the evening, when I often show property. That was stressful.

    Yet the time on the bike is not stressful, no matter when I ride or for what purpose.

    Someone smarter than I needs to discuss that dichotomy.
    Time on the bike is never stressful.... except while riding in traffic which can be very nerve-wracking.... just when I really dont' have time to ride but there's a big group ride coming up that I should train for --- that's when I'm hit with the dilemma of "which is most important?" vs. "what do I want to do?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by smorris View Post
    No. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone more laid back than me.
    Oh yeah! Well I challenge you to a contest to see who's the most laid back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Oh yeah! Well I challenge you to a contest to see who's the most laid back.
    This contest is something you both need to worry about!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Funny replies so far -- I'm assuming they're tongue-in-cheek.
    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    Godbey spoke of this in the late 70s, calling it "time deepening", wherein modern life leads people to lose the depth and quality of their leisure by overscheduling themselves and attempting to do too much. Many shallow experiences but no depth of experience.... it is bad news...
    Well, I don't think billydonn meant to be humorous. But, I don't think I, at least, am quite there!!

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    Time Deepening

    Time deepening is a phenomenon reported by those looking at changes in western lifestyles over time. As people become financially and educationally better off, they have a wider range of choices available to them in their leisure time. These choices are also increased by the market economy, which encourages innovation and invention of new technologies of play and by advertising media such as the television, which increase people's knowledge of their leisure choices. An interesting corollary of this freedom of choice, however, is that time has become the scarce commodity.

    Not only has technology increased the possibilities of play, it has also had a major effect on people's work experiences. Computers, for example, have allowed us to do much more in less time and this seems to be "rubbing off" into people's leisure worlds. Goodale and Godbey (1988) suggest the desire to be more efficient with our leisure time has grown alongside the drive for efficiency that is happening in the workplace at present. There also seems to be general approval of those who pack a lot of activity and experience into their lives. However, Goodale and Godbey question how much happier these people are when compared with those who take a more relaxed and measured approach. Taking a wider view, this new achievement-oriented approach to leisure may be a result of a lack of achievement and autonomy in the workplace or, alternatively, a reflection of the values that are espoused there.

    Time deepening, then, results in people trying to use leisure time more productively. It can mean doing two activities at once; for example, watching the television and eating a meal at the same time; to calculating the use of time more and more precisely. For example, a three hundred kilometre car trip might be calculated to within 15 minutes of the time it takes. Goodale and Godbey (1988) consider the appearance of fast food outlets an indication of the increased scarcity of time in the modern world. Where once people might have taken an hour over lunch it is more and more common to see people eating and leaving within 15 minutes.

    There are many indications that time deepening is occurring. The popularity of mountain-biking seems, in part, to be due to its ability to provide a concentrated physical and mental experience in a short space of time. Interview respondents frequently noted that they could work around home and then go out for a bike ride and "feel as if they had gone tramping for the weekend."

    Many interviewees and some questionnaire respondents felt that family and work commitments meant that they could not get away tramping or climbing so mountain-biking provided a reasonable alternative. Mountain-biking was also seen as a good activity for mixing with other pursuits. For example, some windsurfers felt that mountain-biking was the ideal sport for filling in windless days. Mountain-biking, therefore, is seen as a fast, more intense activity that can sometimes substitute for tramping when individuals cannot get into the mountains, or are unable to participate in their first choice of activity.

    The advent of endurance running and events such as the Coast to Coast in Arthur's Pass National Park also seem to reflect a desire for higher intensity experience in a shorter time.
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