Writing May be Hazardous to Your Health

Writing is a form of self-expression that a person does in the hope that another person will read and then relate to their writings. Writing can be a great stress reducer in that it gets ones random thoughts into an orderly and concise manner they can then be proud of.

The Dark Side

Unfortunately, there is a darker side to writing. Like anything, too much of a good thing is not a good thing at all. If you’re constantly on a computer – no matter what you do – your eye sight will eventually become impaired, your wrists may start to hurt (an early sign of carpel-tunnel) or you may begin to slouch. 

In addition, constantly being on-line increases inactivity which in-turn increases the chances of health related problems. Health problems caused by inactivity include: obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, loss of flexibility and progressive weakening of the immune system.

Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercise is an exercise that increases the need for oxygen. Running, swimming, and cycling are examples of aerobic exercise. There are even aerobic dance classes! Aerobic exercise is very effective in reducing the health problems mentioned above. If you’re too busy for these exercises, a simple 10 minute walk will greatly improve your health.

Strength Training

Strength training would also be effective in reducing the above risks. Strength training doesn’t have to be lifting weights or doing 100 push-ups a day. It can be as simple as doing housework, gardening or playing with children. Having stronger muscles will make it easier to sit in the correct position as well as give you more stamina during the day.

It is important to get up every 30 minutes and at least do some stretching. Speaking of which.. I’m past-due for a break! Thanks for reading!

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