Blogging and Your Health: How to Survive Your Blog

Blogging can be hazardous to your health. You spend long hours sitting, staring at your computer screen and tapping the keyboard. It’s not a healthy lifestyle. Let’s look at what you can do to get fit and healthy, and stay that way.

I’ve been blogging for a decade. My student bloggers tell me that their biggest challenge is stress. Tension and anxiety lead to health concerns like Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), overweight (they eat to relieve anxiety), and insomnia.

Our bodies aren’t designed for long periods of sitting. Immobility places a strain on every system of your body, including your vascular system. Break up your hours of blogging. Get up and move around at least three times every hour.

It’s not easy. You become engrossed in what you’re doing, and time slips away. Try putting the things you need — your cell phone, for example — out of reach. Until you get into the habit of moving around several times an hour, use a timer to remind you.

Keep a bottle of water handy. You can become dehydrated before you become thirsty. So, whenever you get up, drink some water.

Are you seeing a theme here? Blogging equals sitting, lengthy sitting isn’t good for you: you need to move.

If you don’t have an exercise program, create one today. It can be simple. Get up a little earlier, and go for a walk, or a swim. It doesn’t matter what kind of activity you do, as long as you work up a sweat, and work out regularly. You need to exercise every single day.

No time? You don’t need a lot of time. Ten minutes is fine in the beginning. Work up to exercising for half an hour daily, over a period of weeks.

Not only does regular exercise purge stress hormones from your body, but it also improves your mood, and improves your sleep too.

It takes a while to develop an exercise habit. The good news is, if you exercise religiously for several months, you’ve now built up a new habit. Your body will begin to crave exercise, and you’ll enjoy it.

Whatever your reasons for blogging, it’s vital that you’re in good health. Develop an exercise program today. It will make you a better blogger.

You can make make blogging both FUN and profitable. Angela Booth’s been blogging since 2000, so she knows what works. She’s developed many blogs, as well as a method, which she teaches in her Lazy Rich Blogger blogging guide [http://lazyrichblogger.com/blogging.html]. This method works. To learn more, join Angela at her popular blog, the Blogging for Dollars Blog at [http://www.dollars2blog.com/blog/] — join thousands of successful bloggers today.

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