Originally Posted by leigh
I didn't mean to imply that you personally go to the gym, I meant that your response about paying attention to your body was typical of the male response.
No offense Leigh, but that's the typical response of someone who's never done high intensity training
The mind and your neurological balance are hard to impossible to fully map, the rest of your body is cheap to change and maintain in perfect order. Might as well start from somewhere and something you can address instead of sitting in front of a monitor pondering on the inscrutable for years.
There's plenty medical literature, accredited literature not written by knuckleheaded gym rats, going for it.
There's a complex hormonal and chemical balance to your body that the average CG artist does his/her absolute best to compromise, and the same goes for nutrition, and the best long term dietary choices (and I mean eating habits and feed, not going on a slimming diet) are only truly effective for those who have some athletic regime.
As someone who has swung in and out of alternatively being overweight and having a sixpack, and alternatively in and out of sponsored sportsmanship and doing absolutely nothing, and having had many people around me who did the same (not to mention having read a shitload on the subject AND having experimented on myself), "Go to the gym" is a much better suggestion for someone with minor to mild humour, mood or anxiety/letargy imbalances than you seem to think. This holds true for both sexes.
Of course there's a lot of idiots in a gym, especially if you go to a "serious" one, and not a cardio and pilates temple to the latest fitness fashion, but you might be surprised at how much clued and educated research there is in modern fitness if you find the right trainer, and what change it brings to your life for the cost of three one hour sessions a week. For one, coupled with a decent diet, you at least won't have a testosterone imbalance and insuline spikes followed by letargy throughout the day.
But hey, what do I know, I've been religiously monitoring my deadlifts for six months now, I must be a knuckle head too
Mens sana in corpore sano.