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Workplace dizziness

Lately I’ve set myself an informal rule at work whereby if I want to visit the junk food floor (for the primary purpose of obtaining junk food), I have to take the stairs there and back. I figure this fits in nicely with the posters that have appeared around the workplace suggesting that people take the stairs more often. So far the stair-climbing is okay, and probably a couple of times a day now, I’m working on developing the most efficient technique to balance myself when going up and down the stairwell between the 6th floor and the 14th floor. Even if irrational, evil sugar habits feel much more justified. What I didn’t expect when I set myself this game was that I’d come out of it each time feeling dizzy.

It’s just around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around and around. And that’s only the first half of it. I can’t say I’ve ever experienced this when walking in the outdoors.

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#1 Comment By Emma On 21 August, 2010 @ 7:54 am

I like your blog Mike. I’ve experienced stairwell dizziness too. My solution is, if I’m going up or down more than, say, three floors, I stop on each floor and turn back the other way a complete 360. It works a charm, but if anyone ever catches you doing it, they look at you like they want to call the looney bin to come carry you away.

#2 Comment By Mike McGavin On 21 August, 2010 @ 9:26 am

Thanks Emma. I think I figured out the problem. The layout of the building meant I was tending to run down the opposite stairwell from the one I’d run up, and this meant 16 floors of clockwise stair-stepping. I found if I force myself to go down the same stairwell that I came up, it unwinds itself nicely.