In today’s decadent sedentary world, it’s easy to barely walk around at all. This puts humans in danger of having their legs become vestigial, atrophying and causing the species to evolve into a slug-like form.
In order to solve this, we need to get people walking again. And what better way than by wearing special roller-skate-like shoes (Figure 1) that move the wearer backwards, so you have to continue walking in place just to stay in one spot?
Next time you need a new way to get “incidental exercise,” consider this shoe-based solution!
(This particular idea was suggested by Sam B.)
PROS: Allows people to get exercise when they normally wouldn’t. Synergizes nicely with standing desks.
CONS: May increase the chance of falling over, which is a leading cause of injury and death due to the unreasonably tall and lanky form factor of H. sapiens.