I read somewhere that Americans have become unhealthier statistically because of the recession. WTF??

You don't need money to exercise! I'm going to try and show that you can get in to shape without spending money - use your environment creatively and you can succeed in attaining better health. My dad is a retired coach and P.E. teacher, and much to his chagrin I've been a lazy ass my whole life. Maybe I can finally put his knowledge to good use, as well as shape up and make him proud!

If you have a creative idea to share be sure to let me know ! I'll post the best photos/videos/links here.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Get Off Of Your Ass

Turns out sitting is bad for you.  I knew this.  I have struggled with back issues my whole life, and at one point even had a CAT scan to try and figure out what was causing the pain.  Long story short - sitting.  Turns out my uneven leg length exacerbates back pain when my hamstrings get too tight from long periods of sitting.  At the time a buddy and I were responsible for laying out a full-color, nationally distributed magazine, which called for an insane ten day production schedule.  That high-stress, low-mobility schedule was wrecking my back.  I did not know it, but after lengthy testing that was the prognosis.  Actually my doctor said "Avoid sitting."  This is kind of not so practical if you work at a desk all day - but something to consider.  I try and stretch my hamstrings often as sitting tightens them up, and in turn they pull on your hips and cause back pain.  Stretch/run/exercise!  I even set up a work station that I can stand at.  Hey, unless I ditch the computer for some other vocation, its going to be tough going.