Introducing the latest event in the stable of Kitchen Olympic sports.
I am making a bold claim here. I believe I hold the world record for the number of times a mobile phone can be dropped BEFORE it dies.
WHAT IF IT RATTLES NOW?
I can see you out there waving your critically injured i-phones and i-pads.
But you see that is the defining moment of this sport – your Kitchen Olympics.
As these electronic marvels weave their way into the fabric of your lives, when one starts to fall to the ground, your level of cardio activity ramps up in response. Magic isn’t it?
Who needs boring old treadmills?
Reach new adrenaline levels by juggling with your phone as it falls to the earth.
Achieve champion status if you add in another item. Coffee in a cup? Perfect!
Another refinement is the snatch and grab method.
ADD VARIETY TO THE LANDING OBJECTIVE
My personal best was my phone landing on solid concrete in a car park and skittering under a car.
I had to start a new phone partnership after that momentous event. My phone had a terminal rattle and was retired incapacitated that very day.
There are no limits.
Indoor – mind the toilet bowl. (Why are you talking in there anyway?)
Outdoor – mind sand at the beach and remember to count the number of places you have been – if you have lost the phone. (Refer to Kitchen Olympics #5 – Involuntary Treasure Hunt for tips)
TRIAL MORE EXPENSIVE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.
My relatively new and heavier i-pad Pro has landed on one of the pointy ends on the floor. I lunged too late! But never fear – my record for ipad dropping is still climbing steadily.
GO FOR GOLD MEDAL PERFORMANCES
Laptops are the superior form of equipment to jump-start your cardio when they plummet to the ground.
I had a shiver when I realised this event pictured had the coffee cup refinement built in!
The rapid increase in heart rate when all these elements collided would have been spectacular!
There you have it, folks.
In the interests of your ongoing good health, there are many ways you can achieve movement and agility in your Boomer years.
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