Monday, November 13, 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.

Exercising if you’re sick

If you have a runny nose, sneezing, sore throat—basically symptoms involving your head and neck—it’s fine to exercise moderately. NOT at your usual effort level. Clinical studies have shown that light exercise while sick doesn’t make you stay sick for longer or intensify your symptoms.

When your symptoms go, you can resume your normal exercise intensity.


Don't exercise with a fever. You might become dehydrated and put stress on your heart and body.

Don’t exercise if you have other types of symptoms. eDiets says, “If you have below the neck signs, such as extreme tiredness, muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, swollen lymph glands, or a hacking cough, allow at least two weeks before returning to intense training.”

Also, WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY. Don’t give your germs to anybody else!

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...

Great tips, Camy! I'm just now trying to shake some weird cold, and the doctor suggested some walking to help. Thanks for sharing our wisdom.

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