Saturday, April 4, 2009

It's So Obvious

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by it all - all the choices and decisions that affect us and the world in which we live. The other day, I stumbled upon a simple fact that left me feeling embarrassed. Here I am, someone who tries hard to do the right thing when it comes to the environment, trying to balance living in the modern world while trying to preserve it for future generations. Well, imagine my annoyance with myself when I read about how much energy an exercise treadmill burns! Now it seems pretty obvious - but it never, ever occurred to me. My gym membership is up for renewal next month and I need to to give serious thought to renewing it. Between the lights and the machines and the heating/air conditioning, a gym really does use a lot of power. Really a lot to think about.

2 comments:

Lisa Sharp said...

I use the Wii Fit and My Fitness Coach on Wii. I have an energy star tv and Wii's use less energy than other systems at least. Also we have rechargeable batteries in the remotes and balance board.

I would walk more outside but I live in a neighborhood with some not very nice people so don't want to walk alone.

Cherie said...

Thanks for the tip - my sister swears by Wii Fit. Sorry you aren't able to safely walk outside. My excuse is that's it's too cold.