Sitting behind a desk drawing (or blogging) all day is the surefire way to an unhealthy lifestyle, as we know all too well, but FLASH artist Francis Manapul is fighting back, as profiled in the Globe and Mail:
“I’m not a breakfast guy, so I do a bit of work for an hour and then eat. On a good day, I work out first and then eat a sandwich or granola cereal. I keep lunch light. Dinner I have chicken with rice or pasta, but because of deadlines I grab something quick at Sobeys because they have healthy alternatives ready to eat. I’m good at avoiding fried foods.”
Naturally sleek Manapul doesn’t look to be in need of a makeover—how does he get that stylin’ manga hair???—but sitting in one place is VERY bad for you, as recent studies have shown.
The piece includes lots of fitness tips and exercise videos, especially shoulder strengtheners. As one who suffers from chronic shoulder pain as a result of ferrying giant bags of books around town, we’ll be doing those side planks with alacrity.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.