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It used to be a rule of thumb to drink 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water per day (64 ounces total). I think that was a myth. 64 ounces is a lot better than nothing. However, athletes should drink more than that in my opinion.
Nowadays, other recommendations (not from me) have skyrocketed. Some people recommend drinking 1 ounce of water for every 1.5 pounds of their body weight. To figure this out, you would take your body weight and divide it by 1.5. For example, I weigh 180 lbs. So, I’d drink about 120 ounces of water per day. That’s a huge difference compared to the old rule of thumb’s total 64 ounces.
Drinking 120 ounces is too much for me on a cool rest day. And it's definitely too much for me during these Winter months. Right now, I'm taking an olympic weightlifting class 3 days a week. I'm also taking a 90 minute hot yoga class once a week. These workouts are extremely tough. However, it's cold outside here in VA Beach. I find myself much more in line with the 3rd and final recommendation. Which is.....
Others recommend less, saying you should drink half of your body weight in ounces. For me, being 180 pounds, my intake would be 90 ounces per day. This is much more along the lines of proper hydration for me right now. When Summer comes around and I'm playing beach volleyball for 6 to 8 hours in a day, then I'll definitely increase my intake.
So, how much water do you need a day?
The bad news: It's impossible to recommend a certain amount of water that is accurate for everybody. There are so many different variables to consider when trying to figure it out. Everyone's body, workouts, external environments, eating and drinking habits are very different. It's up to you to figure out how much water you need to drink. Experiment with the same amount for a few days. If you feel good and energetic throughout the day, chances are that you either got it right or are very close. If you feel tired or sluggish in the afternoon, increase your water intake, or start eating healthier foods. For more on that, see my article about Healthy Food Choices (And How to Find Them Easily in the Grocery Store).
The good news: Here are some very helpful tips to help you figure out your own answer to the problem, "how much water do you need a day?"
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Think about this perspective. When you went to bed, you probably went to bed dehydrated. That way you wouldn’t get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom multiple times. Totally understandable, good sleep is underrated. Then, you sleep for eight hours breathing constantly which depletes even more of the hydration in your body. Then, the first thing you do when you wake up is get into a steamy shower. Breathing in steam from the hot water depletes your body’s hydration even more. This is why people are exhausted when they get to work in the morning after a good night’s sleep. Then, they drink a cup of coffee because they’re “tired”. People don’t realize the reason they are “tired” is because they’re dehydrated. Guess what? Your energy from the caffeine is going to be very short-lived. Why? Because there’s no water in your body to take the caffeine through your system. You haven’t been properly hydrated for at least 12 hours by now.
Take These 5 Factors Into Consideration:
1. Temperature - A day laying on the couch with an air conditioner will require a lot less water than a day laying on the beach in the middle of the Summer.
2. Physical Activity Level - Rest days require a sufficient amount of water, but not as much as an intense workout day.
3. Body Weight - The more you weigh, the more water you need to drink, simple as that.
4. Amount of Alcohol, Caffeine, and Sugar Consumption - These 3 guys are the biggest enemies of hydration. Take them in moderation as much as possible. Also, whenever you consume them, make sure you drink some water either before or after. It’ll help with digestion. Also, the alcohol, caffeine, and sugar will have less of a dehydration effect on your body.
5. Dairy products - Regardless of how low they are in fat, dairy products are an inflammatory source of fuel. Many health-conscious athletes are moving away completely from dairy these days. I'm one of them. I may have a piece of cheese on a bacon double cheeseburger now and then (from Whole Foods), but I no longer drink milk or bring cheese into the house with me. The more dairy you consume, the more water you'll need to counteract the inflammation.
Basically, in summary....
Drink at least one glass of water immediately every morning when you wake up.
The healthier you eat, the less water you need to drink. Nutrient-dense, whole foods are very often filled with water. Especially when those foods are fruits and vegetables.
The more alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and dairy you consume, the more water you'll need to drink.
How much water do you currently drink a day? Do you feel like it's enough?
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Special thanks to Frank Thompson who recommended this technique to me. This technique only takes me 15 minutes per day. I've gotten amazing results and I don't even do it every day. Just once every few days. Some of the benefits I've gotten since using this technique are:
- Better range of motion in my neck
- No migraine headaches
- Much less congestion breathing through my nose
- Improved mental clarity
- The neck pain on the right side of my neck is gone!
- Less tension in my right shoulder
- Less tension completely throughout my neck, scalp, and face muscles
Your head and neck contain some of the most stubborn muscles in your body. These muscles are often held in bad positions for long periods of time while trying to support your head. I don't know about y'all, but I got a pretty big and heavy head. These head and neck muscles have been overexerted for thousands and thousands of hours. Think about how these muscles are lacking proper blood flow and range of motion. Think of how much pain they are causing in your head and neck, as well as other parts of your body.
These head and neck muscles are so tight, they won't respond at all to any type of quick stretches or strengthening exercises. In order to get solid results, it takes a completely different kind of stretching to get circulation going through these muscles. We need to think of it as improving the health of these muscles, as opposed to just simply stretching or strengthening them. This will require the technique I used to decrease head and neck tension.
DISCLAIMER: Content on this site is for reference purposes only. I'm not aware of any of my readers' exact, unique situation. Therefore, it is impossible for me to recommend that any specific practice will definitely be good for every one of them. I'm not a doctor, physical therapist, or any other certified specialist. I'm simply an obsessive, passionate athlete that's addicted to the quickest ways of healing my muscles possible. You should not use this information as any type of diagnosis. I'm sharing my personal story of how I got amazing results and relief from this practice. I used an abundance of caution while practicing this technique, because the head, neck, and spine are very stubborn, yet delicate parts of our body. Take responsibility for your own body 100% and decide what works for you. If you've experienced any sort of head trauma or head injury, do not try this technique without consulting your doctor first. High Speed Health and Todd Bowen expressly disclaim responsibility for any adverse effects that may result from the use or application of information contained in this article.
With all of that said, this technique has been around for a long time. Below I explain how I made a homemade version of what's called a "still point inducer". If you want to research it further than this article, just click here to Google "still point inducer".
OK, back to the topic at hand. To decrease head and neck tension, the muscles need to be stretched in a very slow and subtle process. The process can't be rushed. At the same time, this is the best and quickest way that I know of. It's also very relaxing. You could very well fall asleep, even if you aren't tired when you first rest your head on it. I fell asleep with my head on it a couple times. I could feel the tension releasing in my head and neck as my eyes closed. Let's get to it.....
How did I decrease head and neck tension?
1. Get 2 brand new tennis balls. Brand new tennis balls are highly recommended. A newer tennis ball is going to be more firm and harder to squeeze. An older tennis ball is going to be a lot softer and you probably won't get as good results.
2. Get a sock. It needs to have some length to it (can't be a shorty ankle sock).
3. Put the 2 tennis balls inside the sock, all the way down to the end where the toes would go. Make sure the tennis balls are touching each other.
4. Tie a knot in the sock so that the tennis balls won't move. The end result should look like this:
5. Lie on your back on a firm surface (like a carpeted floor). Side note: For extra comfort and functionality, put a pillow under your knees to release tension in your legs, hips, and lower back.
6. Place the sock/tennis balls on the floor underneath your head horizontally across the width of your body (the tennis balls will be side by side just like your eyes).
7. Rest your head on the tennis balls gently, in line with the top halves of your ears. I do this for about 15 minutes.
8. Just relax and try to keep your head as still as possible during that 15 minutes. If you need to re-adjust, do so very slowly and gradually. Literally, your job for the next 15 minutes is to relax as best you can. It should be the easiest thing you've done all day.
Don't get discouraged if you don't get any results after the first time you try it. Or maybe even the second time. Our head and neck muscles have been so overexerted with tremendous repetitive strain that those muscles are very unhealthy. This tension has accrued over years and years of bad habits. It won't get fixed overnight. After the first time I tried it, I got some good results. After the second time I tried it 2 days later, the results were literally euphoric*.
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These repetitive strain injuries are the sum of years and years of issues and bad habits. We need to take a fierce, consistent approach towards healing them. With the right knowledge, a little patience and determination, we can improve our quality of life and physique in due time.
If you don't get results from this technique but you know you have a tension issue in the back of your head, you may not be fueling your body properly. When we don't fuel our body with nutrient-dense foods and proper hydration, our muscle health suffers tremendously. The muscles get tighter and do not heal like they naturally should.
My favorite way to improve muscle health completely (throughout the whole body) is to increase my magnesium intake. To read more about that, check out my blog article where I talk about "How to Decrease Joint Pain" here.
My book details:
- the bad habits that caused my chronic pain.
- every practice I used to heal my pain.
- the new habits I adapted to prevent future repetitive strain injuries.
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I drink a lot of water. I mean, A LOT. Gatorade has way too much sugar. Soda is toxic (3 plus years and counting since I've had one). And I don't drink coffee (I've never tried it). That said, you can tell how difficult it is for me to find something I enjoy drinking besides plain old water.....
Enter Nuun electrolyte and vitamin tablets. These things are legit.
Their electrolyte enhanced tablets are formulated specifically for higher intensity activities and/or higher electrolyte replenishment needs. They helped me a ton this Summer when I was on the hot beach for 6/7 hour days playing volleyball. Just add one tablet to your water and it turns into a refreshing sports hydration drink without sugar.
Their vitamin enhanced drink tabs also contain no sugar. They are all natural. For you calorie counters out there, they only have 8 calories. Although, I've never counted a calorie. In the near future, I'm going to write an article on how unnecessary the whole counting calories mindset is. Sign up for my email list and you'll get the article once I publish it. Sign up at www.highspeedhealth.com.
I drink a glass of water with a Nuun Orange Grapefruit vitamin tab in it with breakfast. It's a great substitute to orange juice (which has a ton of sugar).
Some flavors of the electrolyte enhanced tabs I've had are Tropical, Grape, and Lemon Lime. But they have many others to choose from.
For more info, check out www.nuun.com/products.
I LOVE their toe socks. Most comfortable sock I've ever worn. And it's not necessarily because of the material or quality (which is also good by the way). It's the design and fit of the socks. Our left foot is asymmetrical to our right, so why have we been wearing symmetrical socks all these years? It's because we haven't had a company that provides our feet with the highest-performance sock available. It's because we didn't know about Injinji. Those old tube socks feel terrible once you've experienced the graduated fit that Injinji provides.
I used to have major foot problems. And they radiated throughout my legs and into the rest of my body. It took me years to correct this, but a major expediting factor of that healing process has been wearing Injinji toe socks. They provide just the right amount of material between the toes. This is a constant reminder that tells us our toes aren't supposed to touch each other. They are a consistent, effortless push-start in the right direction of taking care of our feet.
For more info, go to www.injinji.com.
Specifically, the Minimus 10v2 Trail shoe (pictured w/ the Injinji sock). Combined with the Injinji toe sock, these shoes provide the most grounded, natural feeling sock/shoe combo I've ever worn. For me, it's not about cushion. It's all about what makes my feet feel natural. Like I'm walking around barefoot, even when I'm not. Even when I need the protection of a shoe. For more info, check out the New Balance page HERE.
CrossFit provides world-class instruction in a very dangerous sport. You could get incredible results in a very short time frame. You can learn to do beautiful movements with heavy weights that you never thought were possible. Or, you could get seriously hurt even faster. There's a ton of personal responsibility required. You can't just go in there and give 100% physically, with minimal mental focus, and not expect to get hurt. It takes a ton of mental focus and personal responsibility.
I wish I had an hour or two a night to read CrossFit's articles and watch YouTube videos so I could constantly improve my CF skills. However, I need that time to create a business that empowers people by teaching them how to heal their pain that's caused by sitting at a desk.
Keeping personal responsibility in mind, surround yourself with the best coaches possible at the same time. Thanks to the world class coaching team I train under, I don't miss out on not studying countless CF videos and articles. The coaching team at CrossFit Takeover (in Virginia Beach, VA) is laser-focused on their clients' form and functional movements.
Some of their coaches even travel out to California often to work for CrossFit HQ. They judge at the annual Reebok CrossFit Games where the best CrossFitters in the world compete. They also train future CF trainers to get certified.
CTO's high-quality training can't be denied and they make learning CrossFit super easy for me. This gives me that much more time and mental energy to improve my business and my beach volleyball game.
For more info, go to www.crossfit.com.
For VA Beach locals, check out www.crossfittakeover.com.
What is your favorite athletic brand?
Post it in the comments below or email me directly at tbowen [at] highspeedhealth [dot] com.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
In my opinion, eating healthy doesn't always depend on someone's will power. Oftentimes, it has to do with the athlete not knowing the difference between what foods are healthy or not. It has to do with them being misinformed, either by the food manufacturers, society, or their peers. Or, it could just come from good old lack of knowledge in nutrition.
Regardless, the reason why is irrelevant. It's all in our rear view mirror. High Speed Health is all about learning from the past, but at the same time realizing that the past is 100% in our rear view. It's all about the next steps.
The goal is to eat whole, organic, real food as much as possible. These days, food manufacturers are making it more and more difficult to know which foods are real and which aren't. People are also throwing the term paleo around like crazy.
In my opinion, real food is either an animal, a plant, or it grows on trees. For example, real food consists of (but is not limited to) quality organic red meat, chicken, fish, other seafood, vegetables, fruits, plants, eggs, nuts, and seeds.
Basically, invest in quality, nutrient-dense, organic, healthy food choices. Don’t eat just because you are hungry. Think of it as fueling your body for optimal performance.
I’m not saying you have to eat like a health freak all the time. But try to increase how often you eat clean. If you eat clean 50 to 80% of the time, that’s much better than eating it 20% of the time, or 0% of the time!
There is a ton of excessive noise in the food industry today.
So how do you know what healthy food choices are?
That gets pretty deep. But for starters, try taking my outside route method next time you're in the grocery store. The outlook is very basic and simple.
Stay along the outer edge of the grocery store at all times. That is where all the refrigerators are in the store. The middle aisles typically contain foods loaded with added chemicals and preservatives. That is why they are just sitting on a shelf and don't need to be refrigerated. They often come in a box or can.
When I hit the store, this is the route I hit when I go:
Produce section --> Seafood counter --> Meat counter --> Dairy section --> Natural foods aisle
And here's a quick description of what I get accomplished in each of them:
Produce section - Buy tons of green stuff. Generally speaking, I go for the darker green stuff. It's usually healthier than the lighter shade of green. For example, baby spinach (dark) vs. iceberg lettuce (lighter green). I'm not vegetarian and I doubt I ever will be. But, I probably consume more vegetables and fruits than your average vegetarian. It's easy when you drink one large green smoothie a day. I make them with my Nutribullet. My favorite ingredients are bananas, carrots, celery, broccoli, baby spinach, kale, spring mix, avocados, and pineapple.
Seafood counter - Fish, fish, fish. Shrimp. Grilled, broiled, steamed. Not fried.
Meat counter - I always go for the higher quality meat. If it comes down to eating low quality meat vs. not eating meat at all, then I opt for not eating meat at all. It's just not worth it. I'd rather substitute some other form of protein like black beans, chick peas, tabbouleh, or quinoa.
A great documentary to check out is FORKS OVER KNIVES. It talks about how humans' teeth were not designed to bite into tough animal meat. They were made to bite into fruits and vegetables. It compared our teeth to those of wild wolves. They have long, sharp teeth made to bite into tough meat. It also compared our digestive systems to those of wolves. Their digestive tracts are also much shorter than humans', which means the meat is in their system for days less than it is in humans' systems. Humans have longer digestive tracts which greatly increases the time meat is in our systems. It also greatly increases the chance of the meat going bad inside our bodies when it's not digested in a timely manner, which is a major cause of illness.
Grass fed beef is ideal. It's expensive, and honestly I don't eat it too often. When it comes to non-grass fed, most grocery stores list a welfare rating on the outside of the package. Get familiar with your store's practices and be conscious of them when buying.
Dairy section - The only thing I pick up in the dairy section is eggs. I never drink milk anymore. I've even gotten away from cheese most of the time. I'll eat cheese here and there when I'm out at a restaurant, but I won't bring it into my apartment. I've gotten a huge increase in energy since I decreased my dairy intake. Not sure if I can ever give up my fried eggs though. Also, buy higher quality (more expensive) eggs. They are worth it. If you've ever seen the documentary FOOD, INC., then you know why. I wrote a summary review on the documentary. You can find it here.
Natural foods aisle - I like to buy bulk foods like quinoa, almonds, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. I can throw any of it in my green smoothie if I want.
I don't go to the middle aisles of the store. I always stay in one big circle around the outside perimeter of the store.
Next time you go to the store, try to not even step foot in those middle aisles. They are mostly full of processed foods loaded with preservatives and chemicals that don't need to be refrigerated. They usually come shrink-wrapped, in a box or a can. That’s why they're in the middle of the store where there are usually no refrigerators. Go for the fresh stuff.
Have you ever heard of the (grocery store) outside route method? Do you use it? Why or why not?
Either post your comments below, or email them directly to me at tbowen [at] highspeedhealth [dot] com. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
If you sit at a computer desk for a living, this article will explain why the majority of your joint pain exists. Hint: it's not because "you're old". Most of the time this pain is avoidable.
As far as I'm concerned, muscles fall into 2 categories: HEALTHY and UNHEALTHY.
Muscles are attached to tendons. Tendons are attached to bones. These bones are usually located at a major joint like a knee, hip, or shoulder. When a muscle is under continuous repetitive strain, it becomes way too tight and unhealthy. It's not necessarily UNHEALTHY because it's tight, it's UNHEALTHY because it's not flexible and pliable. It's unhealthy because it doesn't have proper blood circulation. It's unhealthy because its over-tension is pulling at the tendon that's attaching it to a bone.
Tendons are very strong parts of our body. However, they're also very susceptible to pain. When something is wrong (like a repetitive strain injury), tendons tell us quickly with pain. They tell us much more quickly than muscles would tell us.
This tendon gets overexerted and inflamed quickly. If the situation is really bad, the tendon may even be rubbing against a bone. OUCH (speaking from experience)......
WHAT IS CAUSING PAIN IN THE JOINT?
Not the tendon. That is the end result of the pain. The CAUSE is the tight muscle.
It doesn't make any sense to ice the tendon or take anti-inflammatory pills. These are just temporary fixes that mask the pain, not cure it. A more reasonable approach would be to heal the tight muscle.
HOW DO YOU HEAL THE TIGHT MUSCLE?
Start by increasing your magnesium intake.
My dad is a retired truck driver. He never sat at a desk, but he sat in trucks and cranes. This pretty much did the same damage, if not worse. Instead of carpel tunnel in his wrists (common among computer desk jockeys), he got ulnar nerve entrapment (in both elbows). Fast forward to last year, when he's 5 years into retirement and plays golf every other day. Still plagued by arm, back, and leg pain. I suggested he try taking liquid magnesium (which I had taken in the past and gotten incredible results). Liquid magnesium is not some ritzy, high-priced supplement. Magnesium is a mineral, found in a lot of vegetables. Taking a liquid magnesium supplement is like getting the benefits of eating a lot of vegetables, which is very good for muscle health and muscle recovery.
My dad was hesitant at first, but I pushed it on him because I was certain he'd get results from it. I pushed it so hard that I actually bought him a bottle of liquid magnesium and stuck it in his father's day gift bag one year. He was pissed. Because....he knew he had to try it then. Lol. See what I did there (;
He tasted it that day and hated it. But, he stuck with it. Two weeks later, he had seen remarkable results. His back felt better. His golf swing was smoother and looser. His sleep quality was better (because his muscles were more relaxed throughout the night). He woke up with more energy, not feeling sluggish. A year later, he still uses liquid magnesium.
It makes your muscles healthier. It makes your muscles much more flexible and pliable, allowing you to experience less pain. It'll also allow you to get more results when stretching. The bad news: if you've experienced some sort of freak injury or trauma (torn ligaments, irreparable tendon damage, lack of cartilage in a joint, spinal disc deterioration, etc), magnesium probably won't do much for that. But it will still make your muscles healthier. Magnesium is great for releasing muscle and tendon tension due to repetitive strain injuries. Taking liquid magnesium is a critical habit in my quest of how to decrease joint pain.
In just 1 minute per day, here's how to decrease joint pain:
1. First, go buy some liquid magnesium. My brand of choice is Bluebonnet. The name of it is Liquid Calcium Magnesium Citrate Plus Vitamin D3 (pictured). DISCLOSURE: I am not affiliated with, or compensated by Bluebonnet in any way. I simply really like their product. I buy it at Whole Foods, but it's a very popular brand so you can probably find it at your local health food store. It typically costs about $14 or $15 bucks.
2. Second, read my ---> DISCLAIMER: I'm not a doctor. I also do not know what your current magnesium intake is. Therefore, I have no idea how much to tell you to take. However, I can tell you that if you think you eat enough vegetables, you probably still DON'T eat enough vegetables. (-; Also, liquid magnesium is sold off the shelf. I can also tell you that the bottle has directions on the label.
3. Start off with a very low dosage (even less than what's recommended on the label) and work your way up after a few days once you start getting used to it. If you start off with too large of a dose, you'll be RUNNING to the bathroom within the first hour, guaranteed. Magnesium cleans out your system of toxins and is also used as a laxative. It'll take a few days before you notice any results anyway. It's not an overnight success type of thing.
4. For best results, take it on an empty stomach and follow it with a glass of water immediately.
5. For even better results, increase your magnesium intake while also attending HOT YOGA or by FOAM ROLLING in the same week.
Have you ever increased your magnesium intake? What results did you get? How long did it take you to see results?
Post your comments below, or email them to me directly at tbowen [at] highspeedhealth [dot] com.
Last week I was interviewed by Zack Miller and Jess Horton for their Fit Founders podcast. Fit Founders is a business/fitness collaboration podcast for business people who are fitness enthusiasts.
Zack is the founder of Hatch, a startup accelerator for young technology and innovation companies. Jess is the owner of The Fit Petite, an online platform dedicated to helping people live a healthy lifestyle. She's also a running coach that specializes in folks new to running.
The healthier you are in your life, the easier it is to get through your business day.
In this podcast, we talk about how fitness improves your productivity while you're at work sitting at a desk. We talk about small daily habits that create massive results over time.
Click on this link and scroll down to Episode # 5.
Leave a comment below. What did you think about the podcast? What parts of your exercise/fitness routine make you more productive while sitting at a desk?
With 4 days still left in my Indiegogo campaign, I’ve surpassed my goal of $1900 from contributors! The contributions currently stand at $2,010. I’ve got to thank all my friends and family who generously donated money to help HIGH SPEED HEALTH reach the next level of success. It was really cool when I realized the goal was met. It’s such a powerful feeling to create something that helps people improve their quality of life. Not to mention, people contributing their hard-earned money to help me get my message out on another platform.
With money from the campaign, I originally planned on getting my book published (both digital and physical paperback) and getting some HSH t-shirts. Now that the campaign has been successful, I’ll also get a HIGH SPEED HEALTH logo created by a graphic designer to make the t-shirts look that much sharper.
I can’t wait to get HIGH SPEED HEALTH t-shirts and paperback books out to everyone who’s supported me so far. Keep an eye out for them later this Summer!
Any additional money raised (beyond my goal) will go towards getting more HSH t-shirts done and given out. My Indiegogo campaign is still running for 4 more days at http://igg.me/at/highspeedhealth.
As always, thanks for supporting HIGH SPEED HEALTH!
I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to my Indiegogo campaign so far. I'm truly grateful for your support! I've raised $1590 out of my $1900 goal (with 8 still days left). The link is igg.me/at/highspeedhealth. All money raised goes toward getting my book self-published and HIGH SPEED HEALTH t-shirts. There are cool perks available for all my funders (ebook, physical copies, HIGH SPEED HEALTH t-shirt).
Three years ago, I was on a flight back from Colorado to Virginia, I was reading a book called THE FOUR HOUR WORKWEEK (by Tim Ferriss). The book is designed to spur creative ideas in the reader's head. Then, the book provides a footprint to turn that creative idea into a passionate business or automated source of income.
I've always wanted to run my own small business, but had no idea of what or how. I've been an athlete all my life, however the worst injury I've ever had came from sitting at a desk with bad posture. During the 2 years before that flight, I'd healed numerous stubborn injuries that were caused by repetitive strain. I'd healed them by taking multiple angles at healing, but with the same end goal in mind....to wake up every morning energized and pain-free.
On that flight, my idea finally clicked into place. I'd write a book about my personal story of injury, how to heal the pain, and how to prevent future injuries. My target audience would be part-time athletes who sit at a desk full-time. I'm convinced that my book will make the world a better place, improving quality of life and physique for desk jockeys around the world. Thanks to my amazing supporters, my book has almost raised enough funds to be published.
Check out my Indiegogo campaign at igg.me/at/highspeedhealth.
HIGH SPEED HEALTH
Writer: Todd Bowen
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