Daniel Gafitescu Freelance web developer focused on open source solutions


The Healthy Programmer: Get Fit, Feel Better, and Keep Coding – book review

healthyFor the past few month I've been having back problems and I saw someone mention on tweeter about a book dedicated for programmers on health & well being. It's The Healthy Programmer: Get Fit, Feel Better, and Keep Coding written by Joe Kutner .

Even if I was reluctant at first once I have start reading it and I have finish it within a week.

On my case to prevent back problems it offered exercises that were even recommended to JFK which couldn't  keep his child in his arm because of it.

Here is a list of quick things that I pick up from it:

- we need to do at least 10 000 steps per day ...and they are gadgets to help you keep track of that NIKE+ SPORTBAND

- staying indoor every day can weaken your immune system so is better to stay out in the sun for 10 minutes ...hunt for D vitamin.

- weight is a factor that you need to watch on a daily basis, heart pressure once a month.

- a day a week don't each meat ...it will try to do that twice a week starting next year.


These are just a few tip that I pick up from the book and there are plenty there backed up by a lot of research links.

I recommend the book to all people who  work every day at a desk and with a computer.