Questions for the crowd! (Regarding physical activity)


#1

Hey there guys, some of you already know me but most of you don’t.
Well I’m Ghost! A Dutch Soon-to-be Physiotherapist and I’m intrested in the people who feel drawn to Stonehearth!

That means I’m intrested in you guys, and what kind of physical activities you practise!

So if you could answer a few question that would be great! (Ofcourse this is completely voluntary)

TAKE NOTE: I’m not going to tell you what’s wrong, not going to tell you need to exercise more or anything, it’s just pure intrest.

1. What physical activities do you practice? (Think of sports, hobbies… walking the dog etc)

2. How many times a week/month?

3.Have you ever had injuries (This doesn’t mean injuries only obtained during sports, car accidents, for example, count as well)

4. Did you need a surgery?

5. Did you need to go see a physiotherapist?

6. What was your experience with this? (Did it help, yes or no? and why (not)?)

7. When modern games tell you you have been playing for a long time, do you take a break?

8.Have you ever considered a “treadmill” set-up (or something similar) while gaming?

9. Do you believe you get enough excersice?

10, When you walk up the stairs/ lift mid-heavy objects/ walk the dog etc. (normal daily life activities) do you feel tired/exhausted?

I believe this is enough haha!

BTW, if you have some qeustions regarding Physiotherapy… you can ask them as well… but I’ll tell you… I just started the study! I’ll do the best I can, but probably won’t be able to answer about 75% of the questions… if not more.

EDIT: If your answer to Q 3. is No (or something similar) you can probably skip Q 4,5 and 6. Unless ofcourse you needed a medical surgery by which they had to cute through muscles. (for example)


#2

as a complete gym rat, i approve of this thread… :+1:

i am a very active gym member (pseudo trainer), and visit 5-6 days per week (for 30-45 minute sessions, one muscle group per day)… as a family, we walk our neighborhood block after dinner at least 2-3 times per week… on the weekends, i go bike riding with my daughter… and in general, i spend as much time playing physical games with my kids as possible (although, we do have our splurges of family Minecraft)…

basically “active” 7 days a week…

nothing severe enough to mention…

no

no

na

i dont believe i’ve been scolded just yet… but i would take the digital advice, it it were offered… :smile:

interesting… no… :wink:

i certainly hope so!

no… unless i lunge while im climbing up, which i do on occasion, to annoy my co-workers… :smile:


#3

I’ll do one about myself. For example and to fill the thread up a bit hehe.

At the moment… Nothing… unfortunately… I just moved from my hometown to a city 3 hours away… and still have to get used to it all!

It used to be at least 3 times a week, atm… it’s 0! (Although I do tend to get my blood flowing by jumping jacks/ push ups/ sits ups every now and then.)

Yeah, after I quit my Game Design study I had a lot of free time (Had to wait till new school year started) and I became a sporting junky! This isn’t a joke… My week looked about this:

Tennis: 2 times a week, for about 2 hours/session
Football (soccer for y’all muricans // joke //) : 3 times a week, 1.5 hour a session
Boxing + Jui jutsu (just started it because I had to much spare time IMO… so I was a newby,) 4-5 times a week 1.5 hour a session
Hitting the gym 6 times a week 2hour/session.

I have to say… results came in very quickly and I was proud of myself! (when I was 14 I used to weigh about 80-90 kg, easily overweight and when I was 17 I was about 75 kg, just muscle)

During a shoulder exercise my left arm (which was less strong, due to tennis) kinda… gave up on me. I was sitting in an upright position moving weights up in the air above my head. Then my left arm fell backwards… Normally your arm turns to the side… but because of the weight this didn’t happen… After a hard crack I had a dislocated shoulder to the back! (Which is pretty rare… 5%) and I was rushed to hospital. (because a shoulder luxation to the back can cause nerve and vein damage) My collarbone sticked againt the inside of my shoulder (you could see it) and my humerus (upper arm bone) was in my armpit.

Nope, alot of muscle anaesthetics and a big musclair guy pushing me against the back of the hospital bed while a doctor and two nurses pulled at my arm… it said “CLICK” and all was good… at least… that’s what I thought[quote=“Ghost, post:1, topic:3740”]
5. Did you need to go see a physiotherapist?
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yeah… multiple! My shoulder was healed pretty fast (half a year) but my back showed a lot of problems that got triggered by the blow.

It was great! And I was so inspired I finally found what I wanted to be! I wanted to help people like they helped me! :slight_smile:

I try too… but sometimes I’m just too sucked in!

Yes! Sometimes I walked for hours playing on my DS! but… it got boring after a while and I don’t have enough money to set up something like this for my PC!

I know I don’t get enough excersise! and it’s visible too! (insert sad panda here)

Really depends on the situation! but in generall… No! :slight_smile:


#4

Interesting thread! Here the answers of a fellow Dutch person :smile:

Not enough! I love to ride my bike for fun, but time has become a precious thing lately. I sometimes do a round trip from home to my daughters school in the morning, biking with her just for company and exercise. I started a running schedule a few times but somehow never seem able to keep that up.

The most exercise I get nowadays is running around the house (up and down the stairs a zillion times a day) taking care of my ill wife.

Ha, daily!

I aimed for around three bike-runs weekly, but that needs to wait :frowning:

Yes, I broke my right arm once.

Yes, they inserted a couple of steel pins in my elbow to prevent the fractured bone with a tendon (is that the right word?) on it to completely break and leave me with a useless arm…

No

n/a

Haven’t encountered this (yet?)

Not for gaming, but… I’m moving to a different house and will work from there instead of the external office I’m now renting. I’m considering an adjustable desk so I can sit or stand. I’ve also considered a treadmill setup, but I’m not sure about that. If it don’t get any work done that way, it is quite an expensive experiment…

No, far from it!

That depends. A single or double flight of stairs or biking to school and back (2x+/- 6km): no.


#5

my dog, climbing, flag football, skiing

dog: daily, climbing & flag: 1-2 times a week, skiing 1-2 weeks per year

many many injuries :wink: (broken fingers (we’ve got a strong quaterback :stuck_out_tongue: ), metacarpal bone + ellbow + fibula (suzuki :stuck_out_tongue: ), forearm (climbing), nose (hmmm :stuck_out_tongue: ) … )

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4. Did you need a surgery?
[/quote]no, never

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5. Did you need to go see a physiotherapist?
[/quote] yes, because of the ellbow

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6. What was your experience with this?
[/quote]can’t remember, she showed me some exercises, thats all I needed

No, my dog tells me first :wink:

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8.Have you ever considered a “treadmill” set-up (or something similar) while gaming?
[/quote]no

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9. Do you believe you get enough excersice?
[/quote]I think so, yes :wink:

[quote=“Ghost, post:1, topic:3740”]
10, When you walk up the stairs/ lift mid-heavy objects/ walk the dog etc. (normal daily life activities) do you feel tired/exhausted?
[/quote]No, only after a four hour walk and run with my dog, but I think that’s ok :stuck_out_tongue:
But I have to do some exercises for my neck and shoulders because of 8-10 hour daily work in front of the pc … :-/


#6

I’m not sure if you want this question in this thread but here goes anyway. Do you have any (soon-to-be) professional thoughts on the treadmill?


#7

TAKE NOTE: I’m not going to tell you what’s wrong, not going to tell you need to exercise more or anything, it’s just pure intrest.

1. What physical activities do you practice? (Think of sports, hobbies… walking the dog etc)

  1. Martial Science Training
  2. Does working at McDonalds count? (So much walking and standing)

2. How many times a week/month?

  1. At least 15 minutes a night. Wednesdays for 2hours
  2. 35hours a weel

3.Have you ever had injuries (This doesn’t mean injuries only obtained during sports, car accidents, for example, count as well)

Numbness in my right hand due to over use of tongs at work.
Pain in one knee

4. Did you need a surgery?

Not yet

5. Did you need to go see a physiotherapist?

No

6. What was your experience with this? (Did it help, yes or no? and why (not)?)

N/A

7. When modern games tell you you have been playing for a long time, do you take a break?

No… But it makes me feel bad… :frowning:

8.Have you ever considered a “treadmill” set-up (or something similar) while gaming?

Nope. Well… now I am.

9. Do you believe you get enough excersice?

Nope

10, When you walk up the stairs/ lift mid-heavy objects/ walk the dog etc. (normal daily life activities) do you feel tired/exhausted?

Nope


#8
  1. What physical activities do you practice? (Think of sports, hobbies… walking the dog etc)

Well I do:

  • 3 hours of PE a week in school
  • 4 sessions of football a week, totalling 4 hours
  • 2 sessions of rugby a week, totalling 3 1/2 hours
  • Walking everywhere because I can’t drive yet and my parents work late and nothing I do is anywhere near my house bar one of the football sessions
  1. How many times a week/month?

It’s a full week, particularly orientated on Wednesdays

3.Have you ever had injuries (This doesn’t mean injuries only obtained during sports, car accidents, for example, count as well)

Bruising etc., no bones broken nor major injuries sustained, just a few that meant I was restricted in certain ways for a few weeks

  1. Did you need a surgery?

No

  1. Did you need to go see a physiotherapist?

No

  1. What was your experience with this? (Did it help, yes or no? and why (not)?)

N/a

  1. When modern games tell you you have been playing for a long time, do you take a break?

For those who don’t recall seeing this, I’ve only seen it in Wii games. And I completely ignore it :stuck_out_tongue:

  1. Have you ever considered a “treadmill” set-up (or something similar) while gaming?

Unfortunately we don’t have a treadmill in the house, and I couldn’t afford one. We have an exercise bike, but I found it distracting whilst watching television so don’t use it. I don’t feel I need it.

  1. Do you believe you get enough excersice?

If I don’t, there’s some problems.

  1. When you walk up the stairs/ lift mid-heavy objects/ walk the dog etc. (normal daily life activities) do you feel tired/exhausted?

Nope, only from lack of sleep. I occasionally ache a little, but that’s following exercise when I didn’t cool down.


#9

At my age, bad knees factor into things, so not as much as I should. Orbital machine is great in the winter and biking on weekends (both my Cannondale and my Harley, haha)


#10
  1. What physical activities do you practice? (Think of sports, hobbies… walking the dog etc)
  • Greco-Roman wrestling. My father is an icon of this sport in region, so looks I am a second generation wrestler.
  1. How many times a week/month?
  • Because of weird plan on my studies, now only once/twice per month :confused:
  1. Have you ever had injuries (This doesn’t mean injuries only obtained during sports, car accidents, for example, count as well)
  • I fell from 40ft once, also I’ve been twice hit by a car. What is unbelieveable, those accidents COULDN’T make me anything o.o
  1. Did you need a surgery?
  • No.
  1. Did you need to go see a physiotherapist?
  • No.
  1. What was your experience with this? (Did it help, yes or no? and why (not)?)
  • No.
  1. When modern games tell you you have been playing for a long time, do you take a break?
  • I make breaks by myself. 3-4 hours playing, half a hour of break for eating/reading/bath or something similar.
  1. Have you ever considered a “treadmill” set-up (or something similar) while gaming?
  • Yes. But without money I can’t do anything. I have a dancemat at the moment, but I am rather ‘performer’ than ‘scorer’ in Stepmania.
  1. Do you believe you get enough excersice?
  • Nope. 7 additional pounds CAN make a diference for me. :confused:
  1. When you walk up the stairs/ lift mid-heavy objects/ walk the dog etc. (normal daily life activities) do you feel tired/exhausted?
  • Only when I try to do things very, very quick.

#11

It’s also seen in some of the MMO’s ( I believe Guild Wars and WoW?) and on the DS.

Well I’ve also had a course functional game design in which we thought of simple setups! (there are actually some one reddit) And in a few weeks ago there was a dutch documentary on ‘walking work spaces’ at offices! My thoughts so far:

  • it’s great!
  • I would like to see some more research to the safety of these setups…
  • I want to experience it myself first (apart from the DS)

So far for a “professional” opinion… xD Whenever I have to write a report on something I think I’ll take this subject ^^


#12

1. What physical activities do you practice?

  • walking dogs
  • PE in school
  • With winter coming up snowboarding and skiing soon

2. How many times a week/month

daily except for PE which is everyday but weekends and ski/snow board which is a winter thing

3. Have you ever had injuries

came close sometimes (nearly getting run over by a bus, trying to catch myself with my hand while snowboarding many times…etc) but besides a girl in my shop class cutting open up my hand (its ok) with a saw while I was helping her with her project… nope.

4. Did you need surgery.

no only some stitches

5. Did you need to see a physiotherapist.

no

6. What was your experience with this?

N/A

7.When modern games tell you you have been playing for a long time, do you take a break?

I’v actually never see it or maybe I just don’t remember it being there shrug anyway i have seen it on Netflix and I did take a break soon after but i believe I would have done so anyway (I want to savor shows)

8.Have you ever considered a “treadmill” set-up (or something similar) while gaming?

no. wait. Oh yeah I read that in a book once… can’t remember the title but for me personally… I guess if I believed I needed it. though not while gaming because that sounds kind of dangerous.

9.Do you believe you get enough exercise.

yes

10.When you walk up the stairs/ lift mid-heavy objects/ walk dog etc. do you feel tired.

no


#13

Wow haha! Didn’t expect so many to actually answer the questions :slight_smile: Thanks guys


#14

Interesting! Do you remember which channel it was on?

Thanks for your opinion :smile:


#15

I have a nervous twitch?

In seriousness, I don’t play a whole lot of regular sports, but I do a lot of haphazard running due to a busy life and usually being too cheap to drive places I can just as easily (if with greater time commitment) get to by walking/running.

Daily. Several times a day. Most days, at least. I am running and moving a lot just by being busy. When life gets less hectic, I will probably have to start exercising or I will put on weight.

I’ve had three major injuries in my life: fairly severe (i.e. 2nd or 3rd degree) burns across my entire chest and arms, a damaged iris (that’s the muscle in the eye) and cornea (that’s the lens), and a crushed vertebra

The eye had to have some stitches, I don’t think they did surgery. I don’t remember any for the burns or the vertebra either.

Does an eye doctor count? I don’t think so. He didn’t really work at rehabitilitation of the eye. Just checking the damage and monitoring the healing.

See above.

Sometimes.

I have played computer games while operating a stationary bike. This has occurred several times.

At the moment, yes. Probably some parts of me don’t get enough (like the torso) while other parts get too much (like the legs).

No. Not unless it is the end of the day, or I am ill.


#16

@xophnog … That sounds pretty serious :\ and I’m complaining about my bad eye-sight… @mderond I believe it was Nederland 1… of 2, maar zeker geen 3.