Tag: sedentary lifestyle

Getting Physical—My Week at the Ranch

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 16, 2012 6 Comments • views: 788
Getting Physical—My Week at the Ranch

Even if you exercise every day, you may not be moving your body enough for optimal health.

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Sitting > 6 Hrs a Day? Your Risk of Death Just Increased by Nearly 40%

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 20, 2014 2 Comments • views: 1284
Sitting > 6 Hrs a Day? Your Risk of Death Just Increased by Nearly 40%

Sitting kills. I know. I’ve experienced the back pain, stiff muscles, and headaches. But it gets worse. In addition to fostering weight gain and too much padding on your backside, sitting can actually shorten your life. Proof Sitting Kills A study published in 2009 looked at sitting time and mortality in over 17,000 participants 18-90 […]

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7 Reasons Writing is One of the Most Dangerous Professions

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on April 22, 2014 1 Comment • views: 1376
7 Reasons Writing is One of the Most Dangerous Professions

Most people probably think writing is a pretty cushy gig. Kick back in your easy chair with your bon-bons and jot down a few words when the inspiration strikes. Go for a walk in the park. Enjoy the sunset from a rocking chair on the porch as you indulge your musings. Surely just about every […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Ann Pietrangelo

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 8, 2014 0 Comments • views: 512
Featured Writer on Wellness: Ann Pietrangelo

Some people may find this difficult to fathom, but being a full-time writer can put quite a strain on the body. When I’m really into my work, time ceases to exist. I can go hours without moving, and that’s not healthy. It’s bad for circulation and creates all kinds of aches and pains. My husband […]

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Are You Suffering from Spock’s Brain Syndrome?

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 20, 2014 0 Comments • views: 603
Are You Suffering from Spock’s Brain Syndrome?

I have to admit it. Sometimes I wish I didn’t have a body. Then I could work on a project as long as I wanted to without worrying about a sore neck, sore back, tight hamstrings, sagging muscles, dry eyes, and all the rest. This is especially true when I’m on a roll. The writing […]

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7 Reasons Why Writers Should Do Housework

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on July 22, 2014 6 Comments • views: 3115
7 Reasons Why Writers Should Do Housework

Housework is a bad thing for writers. It’s intrusive, creeping into our thoughts when we least want it to. Blank screen? That’s when we realize the bathroom needs immediate attention. Plot struggle? It’s time to mop the floor. We try to stop it. A messy house isn’t going to self-destruct, after all. But housework is […]

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Defeat the Devil that Keeps You Chained to Your Desk

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 17, 2015 6 Comments • views: 2284
Defeat the Devil that Keeps You Chained to Your Desk

Last year, I reported on studies indicating that the more hours we sit every day, the shorter our lives will be. One study, for example, showed that women who reported sitting more than six hours per day were 37 percent more likely to die during the study period than those who sat fewer than three […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Wendy Clarke

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 17, 2015 6 Comments • views: 1287
Featured Writer on Wellness: Wendy Clarke

I started writing four years ago after the primary school I was working in closed down. It was a small private school in a converted detached house and my main classroom was on the first floor, while the stock room, toilets, dining room and other classrooms I taught in were on the ground floor. Consequently, […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Suzanne Brazil

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on October 1, 2015 0 Comments • views: 772
Featured Writer on Wellness: Suzanne Brazil

Definitely the sitting [is the biggest physical challenge]. Sometimes at the end of a writing session, it takes me a few minutes to get my rusty hips to unbend and ease me into a standing position. I think I’d have to put tired eyes/headaches as runner up. I have a cubicle and computer day job. […]

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Why Your Standing Desk Isn’t Doing You Any Good

Filed in The Healthy Writer, Tools to Write Pain-Free by on August 29, 2016 10 Comments • views: 1949
Why Your Standing Desk Isn’t Doing You Any Good

I’m just now getting used to standing up while I work. After researching the dangers of sitting for hours (over six hours increases your risk of, um…death), and looking into the options that are out there today for standing desks, I kind of convinced myself of the need to make a change. I haven’t invested […]

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