This HCF Swans Job Challenge is coming out in 4 parts over the 2017 AFL season. It involved 4 ‘everyday’ Australians and 4 Sydney Swans AFL players wearing a tracker.
It was to monitor the heart rate, sleeping and recovery. The individuals tracked their own food and water intake and at the end of the week the data was crunched to make comparisons between the athletes and the ‘everyday’ Australians.
I was lucky enough to be 1 of the 4 ‘everyday’ Australians.
My episode – teamed up with Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy has just been released.
The whole experience was really interesting.
My couriering life if pretty cruisey these days so when I was asked to do this challenge I thought it was going to be embarrassing.
They tracked my health and recovery over a week and it was to be compared with the ultra athletes of Aussie rules football. In fact it was compared to the most brilliant of them all. The captain no less.
It turns out that all the activity I have done has given me such a good concrete level of health that even when I am not in my most active period I can fall back on a pretty strong bod, and thats what I took away from the experiment the most.
Not that you need any more excuse to get outside, but any bit of activity that we do stays with us and helps for years to come and not just for your immediate fitness goals.
I don’t know why I found that so interesting, but it was. I can’t even go for a jog at the moment my fitness is so bad but all the data suggests that it’s all still there and I can tap into it easy enough. That is motivation even just to go for a walk, because while my life is based around activity it doesn’t always come easy, and it can often stress me out when I am not at my peak.
Find the page here –
And the video here