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The Healthy Programmer by Joe Kutner

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Retrospective

Life inside your cube or office exposes you to contagious viruses and depletes your vitamin D levels, but don’t be fooled by claims that vitamin D will cure any particular ailment. The most important reason to go outside is to restore balance in your health. This will empower your body to operate at its best.

You must think of your body as a system, and some parts of that system include the unique concerns related to your family history. That’s why your first goal in this chapter is to ask your relatives some questions. Then you can schedule a vacation. Cities are fun, but studies have shown that they do not provide the same health perks at the great outdoors.

Many other health benefits to getting outside, such as fending off ...

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