I remember walking into a building in Seoul with some Korean friends. They were quite surprise to discover that it had an elevator, because it was only four stories tall. They told me that it was kind of generally accepted practice that you only needed an elevator in buildings five stories and higher. (Which makes it a pretty bad place to live if you are in a wheelchair!)
I can tell you that if someone put up a building here that didn’t have an elevator to just the second story, people would be shocked and angry. They couldn’t imagine such a thing as walking up a flight of stairs. If they checked into a hotel and there was no remote control for the TV, they would be down banging on the front desk (provided there was en elevator down).
If you suggested that they get off their ass and manually switch the channels when they wanted to change programs, they would look at you like you had just asked them to donate a kidney.
We have drive through windows at the restaurant, bank, convenience store, pharmacy, and dry cleaners, so we never have to get out of our car. We have electric can openers and remote controls for our ceiling fans.
We have created an age of convenience, which is breeding any physical exertion ability completely out of our DNA. So what are you doing about it?
Work in some more exercise and you’ll feel a whole lot better, and live a much longer life. Please share any tips you have for getting more exercise below.