Sunday, November 09, 2008

Good Thing I Quit Playing My Trumpet!

Tina, I have bad news. When we're old ladies in the Otterbein old folks home, we're probably going to be blind due to our extreme trumpet-playing in college!

Kelly, you and Tony will be blind too, due to your yoga headstands!

A medical study just showed that playing the trumpet and doing yoga increases your risk for glaucoma - particularly if you have other risk factors (like my grandmother with glaucoma!) Click here for the article.

Granted I haven't played my trumpet in 9 years, but in my heyday, I played 3 to 4 hours a day. I also made more than a few attempts at playing my trumpet while hanging upside down off my bed. In hindsight, that probably wasn't the smartest thing to do!

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