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An unfortunate side effect of developers' jobs is that they're required to be sitting in front of a computer 40+ hours per week. One of the keywords being "sitting", and we all know that sitting will ...

An unfortunate side effect of developers' jobs is that they're required to be sitting in front of a computer 40+ hours per week. One of the keywords being "sitting", and we all know that sitting will kill you. My goal for this talk is to share what health tips have worked well for me and listen to suggestions others may have.

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    • HOOK_HEALTH_ALTER();Me Albert VolkmanEmailDrupal.orgalbert.volkman@mediacurrent.comhttp://drupal.org/user/429502
    • WE ALL HAVE DREAMS, I KNOW I DO!
    • CASE ‘EXERCISE’:diff --git a/CHANGELOG.txt b/CHANGELOG.txtindex fa1fd02..c0f6048 100644--- a/CHANGELOG.txt+++ b/CHANGELOG.txt@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@-Do You Even Lift?+Hulk
    • GOING TO THE GYMPersonal trainer (actually affordable)We pay, so we goConsistentShort, focused
    • RUNNINGSimple activityMinimal investment; I don’t have to driveto the gym, I just put on shoes and goTrackable with Runkeeper or other apps
    • STANDING DESKHumans werent designed to sitInstant passive exercise10,000 steps
    • FIND AN ACTIVITY YOU ENJOYDon’t like running? Don’t run.Love kayaking? Kayak.Find something you look forward to,and you’ll make time for it...Consistency
    • CASE ‘DIET’:diff --git a/CHANGELOG.txt b/CHANGELOG.txtindex fa1fd02..c0f6048 100644--- a/CHANGELOG.txt+++ b/CHANGELOG.txt@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@-Sugars, GMOs+Organics
    • NO CAFFEINEShocking, I knowBalanced energy throughout the dayCaffeine drinks normally include sugar,which has the same effect as cocaineSwiss water decaffeinatedDrink lots of water
    • SNACKING WITH PURPOSEHelps maintain blood-sugar levelBreaks up the day into 2 hour chunks(breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner)Healthy snack examples
    • LOCAL, ORGANICSTastes betterQuality of foodMore nutrientsSustainable
    • AWARENESS"Shop the perimeter"What to look for in what you’re buyingGluten, soy, GMO’s, etc.Anti-perspirants, shampoosGet a wife like mine :)
    • CASE ‘MENTAL’:diff --git a/CHANGELOG.txt b/CHANGELOG.txtindex fa1fd02..c0f6048 100644--- a/CHANGELOG.txt+++ b/CHANGELOG.txt@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@-Television+Books
    • CLEAR DEFINITIONS OF WORK / RELAXStep away from the computerChange your physical positionWork hard, play hardActivities away from the computer
    • BE CAREFUL OF THE INTERNET BLACKHOLEThe benefits of YouTubes "Watch Later"Bookmark linksKeep Google Reader / Feedly closedSocial sites... perhaps during lunch
    • IMPORTANCE OF SINGLE TASKINGAs I’ve gotten older, running multipletasks allows for errorsMigrations and long running tasks, okay;otherwise, no for me
    • DRUPAL CONTRIBUTIONSMediacurrent allots time for contributionsGood, productive alternative for spending free timePay it forward to yourself
    • CASE ‘LEADERSHIP’:diff --git a/CHANGELOG.txt b/CHANGELOG.txtindex fa1fd02..c0f6048 100644--- a/CHANGELOG.txt+++ b/CHANGELOG.txt@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@-Following+Leading
    • ROLE MODELGreat opportunity to help othersBuild leadership skills
    • INITIATIVES AT YOUR COMPANYRunKeeper street teamSupport each otherSet goals, challengesLocal opportunities, corporate 5Ks
    • UPCOMING CHALLENGES
    • -- Andrew M Riley“There is no hook_grave_alter(), usehook_health_alter() instead.”
    • RESOURCEShttp://groups.drupal.org/drupal-fithttp://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2013/02/is-gluten-on-the-increase/http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-kresser/sitting-health_b_2897289.htmlhttp://blog.matrixresources.com/blog/wellness-workplacehttp://quantifiedself.com/http://www.eatfeelfresh.com/2012/04/sugar-as-addictive-as-cocaine-says.html