Monday, March 05, 2007

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.

Working out while traveling

I’ve started traveling more since I started writing. Has that happened for you, too? Writers’ conferences, or research trips, or visiting publishers or agents.

Travel would always mess up my exercise schedule, sketchy as it is. Not all hotels have exercise rooms, and even fewer don’t charge for you to use them.

And then when I came back home, it would take a while for me to get back into my exercise rhythm.

But I came across this neat article from about how you can exercise in the privacy of your hotel room while traveling. It’s fabulous! I don’t know if I’d pack an exercise mat—I’d probably just use a hotel towel or two—but a resistance band is both cheap and easy to pack. Check out the article:

Travel Light, Stay Fit by Michael Stefano on

Camy here: This is my last Health and the Writer column. It's been fun! I can always be reached via my website. Write healthy!

Camy Tang is a novelist also fighting the battle of the bulge. She previously worked in biology research, and she is a staff worker for her church youth group. She runs the Story Sensei critique service, and her Asian chick lit novel, Sushi for One?, releases in September. Enjoy the read on her blog at



Blogger Jim Thompson said...


Don't forget to stop and journal the roses. I've enjoyed your columns, but success brings time pressure. How well I (don't) know.

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