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October 13, 2014

How you can study and work without wrecking your back! (Cheap and Eco-Friendly)

I am currently preparing an article on every single fix and self-treatment that I know to help people with lower back pain. Although the article is aimed squarely at hockey players, whose sport requirements, predispose them to lower back pain, it will be of use to anyone who experiences back pain.

I have wanted to try a standing desk for a while, but with Focal Desks in the price range of $2000-3000, it seemed a little unreasonable.

Here is an eco friendly, portable, cheap standing desk…made of cardboard. Hopefully you find the cardboard to be chic…but if you don’t, hopefully you’ll find it something to try out before investing in a more permanent desk.

Here’s the link to the desk:

Chairigami Standing Cardboard Desk

And if you want to know why you should consider standing while working, here are a few reasons:

  • Sitting is evil – especially for your lower back and hips
  • Sitting is evil – and turns off certain muscles that are key to your athletic success
  • Sitting is evil – pushes the heads of your femur forward in your hips, predisposing you to hip impingement and lack of hip flexion
  • And if you’re not buying what I’m saying, here’s a few more reasons provided by Mark at Mark’s Daily Apple here

I have yet to buy one myself, but let me know what you think!

Cheers,

Jason

October 8, 2014

Superfood Taco Salad – Ready in 20 minutes or less

Yesterday, I have no clue why, but I just went wild in the kitchen. At lunch time, I got really creative with a salad dressing, and then at dinner, I got creative again. Result: The Superfood Taco Salad. I had enough for dinner, and seconds at lunch the next day. So you could say it feeds two hockey players, or about 3-4 normal people…all in 20 minutes. Here’s what you need:

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All you need is one of these and…

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