Category Archives: backpain

New website : Stronger Fitter Better

Postnote 30 Nov 2014 : I took this site down a year ago because I realized that it’s not easy to share how I got over my backpain without any help so it seemed to make more sense to stop writing about it. The videos are still up on my YouTube channel but the writing on the wall is down.

I have a new project at hand. It’s a new website called

I decided to have a separate one from Mum-Mum so that it’s focused more about fitness, weightloss and health management. On the health part, I’m focusing on the back pain, slipped disc, stage II hypertension (high blood pressure) and weight loss.

So signed up to keep yourself updated with stuff I”m sharing online. You’ll get a free miniguide as well for free on “How to Lose Weight while having Back Pain.”

And what will happened to Mum-Mum? It’ll still be here but this time, I’m going to do more video postings to cut down the amount of time writing writing writing. I’ll also have Granny do spot interviews, she’s a gem of a lady.

Stay tune for more new stuff coming long!


Weight Loss Tip : Stand up!

Amazing as this may sound, one of the major weight loss impact throughout my journey this year, has been the fact that I’m standing up a lot more than I used to. Before I had my slipped disc re-injury, I was sitting down a lot and that included slouching my shoulders.


This is my current setup at home with my 15″ laptop. A lot of people had something to say about it. Like it’s too high or too far away from my eyes that I have to squint. I actually don’t have to squint at all since I always did make sure that my specs were always the correct prescription. So it’s not so bad. 🙂 At the same time, my eyes got the necessary rest away from the monitor so that helps too.

Since I started standing up when using the laptop, my body has become smaller. It takes a lot more energy to stand up for 2 hours than it is to sit down for 2 hours. Plus, it helps my back by putting less pressure on the herniated disc that I can now stand for long hours with no problems. Of course, proper shoes also helps a lot.

I have a similar setup at the office where my standing workstation helps to reduce the pressure on the spine, especially the discs pressure. It’s interesting to be working while standing and I do get a lot of feedback from people. But ergonomically, it is definitely more friendly than sitting down for 8 hours. And trust me, I became smaller. 🙂 That was definitely a plus.