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Shoppers shape up with the keep-fit trolley

Telegraph Connected

There are many ways a trip to the supermarket could be made more enjoyable. Combining it with a workout at the gym is arguably not one of them. Still, in a move that takes the notion of multi-tasking to a new dimension, a supermarket chain is now merging these two mundane chores of modern life in the hope of wooing time-pressed shoppers. Thanks to a new shopping trolley, customers of Tesco will soon be able to burn calories while buying the weekly groceries. Using technology normally found on gym machines, the trolley can be programmed to make it harder to push, increasing the heartbeat and exercising muscles in the legs, arms and stomach. A 40-minute shopping trip could burn off 280 calories...
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