Squeeze in exercise at work as well as home

Was it only last October 7th that the new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans was released by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services?  It was!  The highlight of the new guidelines was the amount of exercise set for adults for a minimum, 2 1/2 hours a week, and for extensive health benefits, five hours a week and two days a week of strengthening activities.

While Walker Engineering is working on a developing research into how to add back exercise into the workplace, much is being done elsewhere.  The Washington Post has the angle for doing work while doing household chores, which, while tiring, don’t necessarily qualify as appropriate, in the article “Too Busy to Squeeze In a Workout?  You Don’t Know Hot Squats.” The article outlines Squeezeitin.com’s co-founder Jenny Hein’s approach to exercise while doing ordinary household chores.

Another interesting approach is to produce work while exercising, the approach Oregon State University is taking while becoming one of the first universities to equip their exercise machines to collect power.  Go Beavs!

Project Draw

Project Draw is a new feature-rich web-based vector drawing application built by the Labs team. Use it to create simple floor plans, electronic-circuit diagrams, network diagrams, user interface mock-ups, and more. Save your work in a variety of formats on our server or yours. No plug-ins or downloads required – if you have a JavaScript-enabled Internet Explorer or Firefox browser, you’re good to go. If you’ve registered with Autodesk Labs, logon and try Project Draw out now!

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4th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area


Re-Make America

Following on President Obama’s call to “begin again the work of remaking America”, Maker Faire 2009 will be organized around the theme of Re-Make America. Held in the San Francisco Bay Area on May 30-31, Maker Faire celebrates what President Obama called “the risk takers, the doers, and the makers of things.” The fourth annual Maker Faire will showcase individual creativity and grassroots innovation in the largest festival devoted to DIY culture and technology in the country.


John Walker, PE moves to enginerve.com

As WEngineering grows, John Walker, principal engineer, founder and president of WEngineering has relocated his web presence to enginerve.com to improve the focus of his consulting work in information technology and engineering.  John continues to be active throughout WEngineering practices; however, the web presence for WEngineering needed to be directed towards the Industrial Engineering consulting practice.  The goal is to reduce the clutter and confusion on the web site.