“How can you stay fit, healthy and pain-free in a world where you spend much of your time glued to a computer / television / car / desk?”
I’m writing this blog from a perspective of self-interest. 🙂
I’m a 43-year-old researcher and overall sedentary person from Finland, Northern Europe. For over ten years, I suffered from chronic tension headaches and various musculoskeletal pains and aches in my neck, shoulders and low back. I also developed a stubborn knee pain that didn’t go away and effectively prevented me from exercising.
I really, really hated the achy, unfit and depressed blob I was turning into before my very own eyes. So I decided to do something about it.
What can you expect to read here?
I mostly write about ways of moving, exercising and working that allow you to enjoy a healthy, fit and balanced lifestyle without (completely) giving up the trappings of modern lifestyle (I’m certainly not going to give up my Amazon Kindle!).
If you are a sedentary office worker interested in getting fit, healthy, energetic and pain-free (without crash diets and pill popping), Bodycapable is for you.
I also write about my personal lifestyle struggles (I mean experiments) and interesting pieces of fitness equipment and exercise programs I come across.
What have I learned?
I’m still a blob, but I’ve indeed found some things that work for me.
I keep my tension headaches and muscle pains in check with Feldenkrais Method. I haven’t popped pills, visited a massage therapist or osteopath for more than 2,5 years (just think about how much money I’ve saved).
My left knee doesn’t prevent me from exercising anymore (even though I wouldn’t call it perfect). One of my recent discoveries is pedometer walking: I have carried a pedometer with me for over 6 months and it’s starting to pay off.