Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sweating Like a Horse

Horses sweat, people perspire. Miss Hayworth glows." -Orson Welles

Sign at a local cardio corral*:

Nobody ever drowned in sweat.

There's information posted in the windows about their classes, but I don't think they make any claims about weight loss. If that's the best they can come up with, I'll stay in bed while they have their 6 AM classes and avoid injuries.**

*Origin of Corral: Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *currale enclosure for vehicles, from Latin currus cart, from currere to run — more at car
First Known Use: 1582

**The conclusion of the article is priceless: "As physical activity continues to be promoted as part of a healthy lifestyle, [sports related] injuries are becoming an important public health concern for both children and adults."
Source: "Sports and recreation related injury episodes in the US population, 1997-99" by Conn JM, Annest JL, Gilchrist J. Injury Prevention, June 2003.

2 comments:

tess said...

tell me about it! every time i try include more activity -- even through "play" -- i tend to hurt a part of me that is needed to participate in it. :-P

Lori Miller said...

Ouch! Hope you find something that works for you.