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Saudi man invents a device that gives you money whenever you run

A Saudi man invented a new way to encourage himself to go on the treadmill

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A Saudi man invented a new way to encourage himself to run; he aspired to encourage himself to exercise more by recompensing himself with money every 30 minutes he spent on the treadmill.

The young man added a closed-end box to the machine, with a number of gears and a key. The more he ran, the more money would come out of the box slot, stressing that it is the only way to overcome the boredom of spending time exercising.

On the background of this invention and its story, Al Arabiya met with the mastermind behind this idea Salah Alhoudi, and asked him about the motivation behind his creation. He said: “I had a treadmill for over a year now, every day I tell myself that am going to exercise, but I never do, so I thought I needed a little motivation.”

“All my friends and family struggle with the same problem. I was inspired by the married to be who undergo physical exercise before getting married in order to look their best the day of the weeding.”

He added: "currently I am working to patent my invention in order to safeguard my intellectual rights.” It should be noted that Salah participated in innovation exhibitions as a high schooler. For three years, he earned the second place on the region of Qassim. Salah is passionate about electronics and maintenance of equipment.