Monday, August 21, 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.

Desk stretches to reduce tension and increase circulation.

This is a tip from

“Spend 5 minutes of every hour performing stretches at your desk. Reach your arms up over your head and alternate stretching towards the sky to get a long lateral stretch. Then clasp both hands out in front of you as you round your back into a "C" shape. Try clasping your hands behind your back and opening up the muscles across your shoulders and upper chest. Finally let the weight of your head drop to the back for 10 seconds. Guaranteed you will feel rejuvenated, de-stressed and your posture will be improved.”

I also recommend standing up to stretch your back and legs. Reach down to touch your toes, rounding your back gently.

I typically try to hold each stretch for at least 15 seconds, preferably 30-45 seconds.

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 Tricia Goyer said...

Thanks for the reminder, Camy. Saturday I had a horrible stiff neck and headache from too much time at the computer during the week! Yikes. It's amazing what a few minutes of stretching can do.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Jim Thompson said...

Here I sit, stiff from hours of writing. One look at Camy's post, a little stretching, and I feel like ... well ... all stretched out. Thanks, Camy.

7:09 PM  

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