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Friday, May 20, 2016

Exercise program

On Tuesday evening we watched a program on TV called Catalyst.
 Usually these TV programs are not very interesting. They rarely have any cats, even as bit parts. This program was about exercise and confirmed some of my own opinions, based on my experience as a feline. Short intense bursts of exercise are as good (or maybe better) than long sessions of exercise of less intensity. Apparently one only needs six minutes a week of these exercises to become really fit.
Even that six minutes might only be partly filled with the intense exercise, which could be as little as three minutes or less, in 30 second bursts.
We cats already know about this, which is why we spend most of our time lounging. Lounging has not hurt my muscles and I have grown both big and very strong.
My exercise program consists of running up and down the corridor at high speed and leaping up on shelves, including my high walkways outside and bookcases and everything you can think of both inside and outside the house.
Sometimes I leap at the fence when I take Lynettea for walkies. She doesn't like that, but she has been trained to support me while I look over the top of the fence at next door's yard.
After watching Catalyst, I decided I would add to my exercise program with a spot of sink jumping before and after meals. This is a vigorous activity and keeps us quite busy, as Lynettea has to run to the tap and try to splash me before I leap off. I don't usually get water on me, as I am alert. The sink is warm to sit in after the hot tap has been running and I find it pleasant on these cool evenings. It would be nicer if I was able to stay in there for longer.

7 comments:

Jessi Lashakmitis said...

Thanks for the share, great information!
Rachel

Hannah and Lucy said...

Thank goodness you have been giving Lynettea some exercise programmes so she can get fit too.

Sasha said...

Thank you kitties for visiting.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

You have a great exercise program, Sasha.

Flynn said...

It sounds like you have a good exercise programme. Eric used to lie in the bath while it was still warm.

Mickey's Musings said...

You must enjoy your exercise as you look so good Sasha!
Exercise is something most humans could use more of ;) MOL!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

meowmeowmans said...

Your exercise program sounds a lot like our Zoe's, Sasha!