When I was young I played a lot of sports like soccer, rugby, tennis, and I even ran marathons. But because of work, accidents (and family), I became sedentary and ill with a laundry list of health issues.
This list includes: sciatica, premature degeneration of L4/L5 discs, carpel tunnel syndrome, spinal bone spur growths, and the list goes on... Not to mention I was depressed, overweight, using drugs, and addicted to tobacco, sugar, and fatty foods.
I went to see doctors and all they did was put me on Vioxx, Celebrex, and pain killers, and nothing seemed to help. So one day I went to see a nutritionist and I started practicing yoga. I was 44-years-old.
The nutritionist taught me about eating veggies, fruits, and consuming lots of water, and that I'd never get heavier if I ate no more calories than I was able to burn off in one day.
Then there was the yoga!
Being a guy, I was terrified to enter a place outside my comfort zone. But what I found was an amazing world: