A Healthier Designer?
Web design may be a mentally challenging profession, but it is rather sedentary, contributing nothing to our physical health. Therefore, I am always on the lookout for ways to maintain better health as I stir creative juices on the Web.
When I visited Paris, France for the first time over ten years ago, I was struck by the difference in meat consumption and portion size as compared to the typical American diet. They eat far less meat per meal. And, meat is not always the centerpiece of the meal. It is no coincidence that the level of obesity is much lower in France as well. This is true in most cultures as compared to the US.
Well, tougher economic times are causing some American consumers to find ways to reduce the amount of meat in their diet. That's a good thing! There has long been a connection between high meat consumption and heart disease and some forms of cancer. The New York Times article "Putting Meat Back in Its Place" shows some practical and tasty ways to lower meat consumption in our diet and why its practical to do so. Give it a read, and good health to you!