In old civilizations adults used to play all the time. Modern technology has allowed more people to become sedentary and eat packaged food. But play and good food is important for general well-being: whether it's to stay alive, feel good, or help you keep in a more positively stable state of mind.
There's many advice floating around on different ways to get moving or what to eat. But without scientific backing, many of them may cause injury or chronic conditions. For this reason, I compile a list of resources for more well-researched advice on play, good food, and other things affecting well-being.
ATHLEAN X Youtube channel by a Physical Therapist. His videos are based on his learnings on physiology and research required for his profession. The most helpful things to me are the videos telling what to avoid so that I don't injure myself.
Len Kravitz, Ph.D. This guy's web page is a whole compendium of resources. It's a bit overwhelming so here's some pages I found helpful to start:
Articles This one has a bunch of article analyses he's done (so they're in easier to read, relatively less dull writing than the actual articles). Ones I've really found helpful and/or interesting are:
Don't Sit, Get Fit List of ideas on really easy and simple things you can do at work, school, home, or in general to move around instead of stay still. (This link was from Len Kravitz's page too)
Teaching Exercise This is his page for a class called Teaching Exercise. I found some of their handouts really helpful:
- What exercises I can do to replace riskier ones e.g. crunches instead of sit-ups for beginners
- How to progress to be able to do certain exercises like good squats, lunges, and deadlifts
Basically Kravitz's website is a goldmine.