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Ever since I’ve added a quality DAC to my system, my fitness has been in decline...as a retiree I spent far too many hrs on my a** revelling in the amazing music I can stream from Tidal or my own 16/44 FLACs. 😎🤩🤓
 

What do others do when you’ve found yourself spending too much time listening and not doing enough physical activity?  

 

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Definitely a case of ‘move it or lose it’ , the secret is to get up from your listening chair every 15mins or so. Activity is the key, get up and do some gardening, housework, play sport etc (or DIY more audio, build speakers in my case).

 

Agree certainly, that the advent of computer audio and music streaming services does not help as everything is automated and keeps you in the damn chair. 😖

 

Cheers,

 

Steve.

 

 

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drink more, getting up and down to get another can can do wonders for the body not to mention how good your system  sounds(apologies to the neighbours)

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add more speakers  . . . . have them outside . . . so you can go out there and do some sort of exercise while listing to awesome quality sounds at the same time

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I would have thought getting up to re-position the speakers every 5 minutes to get the best sound would give a you a bit of a workout. Plus those with big, heavy speakers do weight training at the same time. Lots of stretching and bending to get to the rear cabling as well. The list goes on. Not sure what the problem is!

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I'd get a good turntable and start buying Vinyl second hand. That means, not only do you need to go out and buy vinyl but you also have to get up to change sides.

I'm 64 and do this regularly. I'm 5'8 and only weigh 106 kilos. ( A lot of that is muscle}:afro: 

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+1 above. Get a turntable if not already and play lots of 45's which has only 1 or 2 songs on each side which will require more back and forth. 😎

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Mrs.Feline bought a treadmill 10yrs ago.  For a while I used it.  Bought a cheap modular stereo so I could listen to CDs while using it, which made it more tolerable.  The speakers have a treble emphasis, so can be a bit shrill (and no way to tone it back, it was a cheap stereo), which may be why I don't use the machine as much as I should.  Plus the fact that I hate exercising!  But having music with the machine certainly helped.  

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Take your music with you 😁 Cycling + music is not only great exercise but tends to enhance many genres of music, especially the more energetic or uplifting kind. Swimming with waterproof earphones is another great option.

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Headphones + portable dac/amp + smartphone + bushwalking.   

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1 hour ago, audiofeline said:

Mrs.Feline bought a treadmill 10yrs ago.  For a while I used it.  Bought a cheap modular stereo so I could listen to CDs while using it, which made it more tolerable.  The speakers have a treble emphasis, so can be a bit shrill (and no way to tone it back, it was a cheap stereo), which may be why I don't use the machine as much as I should.  Plus the fact that I hate exercising!  But having music with the machine certainly helped.  

You have the perfect second system argument.

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This thread's title is almost like a tabloid headline: BOLD and SHOCKING but ultimately sketchy and superficial... 

 

As for the suggestions to get a turntable - all that distortion, noise and popping will surely have a negative impact on health....😎

 

 

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Found myself in the same situation. Exercise first. Turn the system on, get your 45 minutes to an hour in (household chores, walking, jogging, swimming or whatever come back, you and your system are warmed up and ready to go. 

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