I'm writing this one standing up. It's my latest new health kick. Iv'e been reading tons of articles these days about how harmful excessive sitting can be to both your physical and your mental health. Apparently, sitting isn't all that natural. We're just used to it because we've been trained to do it from an early age. One article went so far as to say, "that if a cave man had been forced to sit for 8 hours a day, he'd have been dead in a week".
So, I've been standing up a lot more. It takes some getting used to it, but it's actually starting to feel pertty good. I stand to watch TV and eat, etc. until I feel like sitting down, then I sit. And I feel fortunate that i play an instrument that I can stand and walk around with while I practice it. I used to do that instinctively in high school. I remember my mom asking me why and I didnt' know. Now I think was because it was more comfortable and helped me practice longer.
I also have a new Jawbone which is simply a high tech pedometer. My goal is 10,000 steps per day, but htat's pretty easy since I work out a lot. I've had it since February 6th, I think, and have been over 12,000 steps several times already!
I thought about getting one of those treadmill desks, but now I think that's going overboard. I still want to be able to sit down whenever I want. I'm just trying to cut back from about 15 hours a day to about 6. And to never sit more than an hour at a time.
The best results so far are that my hip pain is practically gone and my mood seems a little better.
My only problem is that i don't have any "team members". Everyone else I know has a Fitbit which is what I was trying to buy, but the shelf was mislabeled. When It ook it back, I realized that the Jawbone was much better looking. lol. So, if you've got a Jawbone and want a buddy, please don't hesitate to look me up!
This blog is about music, health, challenges, determination and personal and professional growth. I hope it is useful.