Thursday, 10 January 2013

Health Problems for Writers

Hi Dudes,

Writers are prone to certain health problems that may not be experienced by the majority of people. They spend long hours at the computer and usually during the daytime, so they do not get out in the sun much. This can easily lead to a Vitamin D deficiency that can cause ugly symptoms such as joint aches, bladder problems and depression.

In addition, they can suffer from RSI in the fingers and wrists and problems of poor posture, if they don't see to it that they are sitting properly. Some of these problems can be alleviated by getting ergonomic chairs and keyboards, but the chairs are only good if you take the trouble to put them at the right height to the desk. I find a cushion with a cut-out at the back is great to help prevent tailbone soreness.

Eyestrain is another likely irritation for writers. Anyone who spends long hours staring at screen or blank page will eventually suffer eyestrain and possibly need glasses. It is wise to spend five minutes in every hour to look out the window at something in the distance just to keep those eye muscles from atrophy. 

So writers beware! Create balance in your life and get your Vit. D levels checked to maintain your health. It is more pleasant to stay healthy than to try and get your health back after too long without doing the right things.

till later dudes

Zack.

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