Monday, September 11, 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.

Exercise first-thing.

Your metabolism is at an all-time low while sleeping, but morning exercise kick-starts it. A heightened metabolism burns more calories throughout the day—yup, while you’re sitting there at your computer!

So if you exercise first thing in the morning, your heightened metabolism could actually be burning fat while you write that next scene.

It can also give you more energy while you’re working or running errands, so it’s a win-win situation.

If you're an early-bird, exercise first thing. If you’re not . . . exercise as early in the day as you can (I’m definitely NOT an early-bird, so I understand the pain of getting up). Sometimes I take an early lunch to exercise around 10:30 or 11.

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...

That early exercise time is the perfect opportunity to plug in those ear buds, crank up the audio Bible, and get blessed first thing in the morning. Thanks, Camy.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Tricia Goyer said...

I started dancing with my kids on a video game. I have more energy all day and I was shocked to find I lost two pounds in one week. Yeah!

9:58 PM  

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