From couch potato to sports hero

Published 7:00 am Saturday, October 8, 2016

It’s that time of year where sports junkies, like myself, can’t find a good enough excuse to get off the couch because of the MLB postseason, an enticing NFL season and the beginning of the NBA’s season.

No matter how beautiful the day is, I seem to be enchanted by not only the television, but my phone and tablet as I watch multiple sports at the same time. The only time I’m off the couch is when I’m watching some of the best high school football I have ever witnessed, live.

To some, this obsession can be seen as a problem, but for me, it’s heaven on Earth.

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However, being cooped up inside — while the weather is actually bearable — is not ideal. I am a frequent runner and what some might call a “gym rat.”

For those that enjoy sports just as much as I do, I encourage you to not forget about staying healthy.

Staying active will help during those times of stress when the New Orleans Saints are going about their normal routine of taking every game they play down to the wire. Or when the Pelicans go from hitting nothing but net one game —while leaning on Anthony Davis —to putting up more bricks than Donald Trump’s wall if elected.

We all can benefit from working out. Just taking an hour stroll while talking with a friend or family member can make a huge difference down the road and will also enable you to enjoy a longer life filled with more nail-bitters.