Built-In Exercise

I love to quilt, though the obvious downside of this hobby is lack of exercise. To move more, I keep my fabric stash upstairs, my ironing board downstairs, my sewing machine three rooms away, and my cutting mat and rotary cutter in between. As I sew, I get up, walk around, climb steps, and take breaks to do more vigorous activities. The efficiency lost is more than made up in my improved health.

-Bev Powell

Lauderdale, Minnesota

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