6 Things we can Learn from Craig Trager (Parks and Rec)

Parks and Recreation is an NBC comedy in the vein of “The Office”, but without as much unbearable awkwardness.  If you haven’t been watching the show (and I highly recommend it), last season ended with the introduction of a new character – State auditor and health-nut Craig Trager (played by Rob Lowe).

I may not agree with all the training that Craig puts his body through, but I think all of us can learn something from this tour de force positive thinker.  6 things, in fact.

1.  Positive Thinking is a part of a good health plan.

"I take care of my body above all else: diet, exercise, supplements, positive thinking. Scientists believe the first human being who will live 150 years has already been born. I believe I am that human being."

2.  Best way to break off an awkward conversation.

"Great! I'm gonna listen to some ocean sounds and do some chin-ups."

3.  Always take supplements with a friend.

"Don't keep him too long, I need someone to be here when I take my multivitamin. There's a choking hazard."

4.  Set long-term goals to stay motivated.

"I've run 10 miles a day, every day, for 18 years. That's 65,000 miles - a 1/3 of the way to the moon. My goal is to run to the moon."

5.  Best way to get the girl?  Dazzle her with your physical prowess, and then go straight for the kill.

"A: Did you just start your run? C: No, I'm already on mile 9. A: But you're not sweating, at all. C: I know, I have a resting heart rate of 28 beats per minute. The scientists who studied me said that my heart could pump jet fuel up into an airplane. I'd love to go out on a date with you."

6.  Try to work mobility into your everyday routine.  Even at work.

"I know what will loosen up our brains. Massage train. And I know what you're thinking, it's not that I want a massage I'll be the caboose. And Ron Swanson is the locomotive!"

Have a great day everybody!  And as always, stay healthy.

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