Monday, July 03, 2006

Health and the Writer by Camy Tang

Whether you’re a writer who also works a full-time job or are a busy stay-at-home-mom, it’s hard to stay healthy. I researched and figured out a bunch of tips and tricks to help me stay in shape without carving out of my precious writing time. I also found some tips to help me have just general better health. Pick and choose which of these will work for you.

Water, revisited.

Compute your daily water needs by multiplying your weight in pounds by .08. For example, a 150-pound person would multiply their weight times .08, which equals 12. This person's water needs are 12 cups per day.

Water not only keeps your muscles in good shape, it flushes out toxins and keeps away urinary tract infection. It also helps you think clearer when you’re fully hydrated.

Drinking enough water can increase your resting metabolism, meaning you’ll be burning more calories just by sitting still or sleeping. It can also help keep your digestive tract healthy.

Buy a larger water bottle at the grocery store so you can refill it less often than a glass or a small water bottle. You can also add a little lemon or lime to add sparkle to your water.

Camy Tang is a novelist also fighting the battle of the bulge. Find out more about her and her books at, or enjoy the read on her blog at



Blogger Jim Thompson said...

Now that you mention it, Camy, I do feel a little thirsty.

8:23 PM  

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