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Body By Blogging: 8 Tips for a Healthier You

By Lori Garcia |

For many of us blogging is more than a pastime. Our blogs are our lifeblood, our sanity, and our paychecks. But unlike a mere hobby or 9-5 job; blogging is a lifestyle.

Lifestyles know no sense of moderation; this is where blogging can get dangerous. DUN DUN DUN!

Personally, I’ve found blogging to be hazardous to my health. It seems sitting at a computer with busy fingers makes my mouth incredibly jealous. I find myself noshing high cal snacky foods to encourage my fingers and mouth to work in perfect harmony. Too much screen time has also given me a constant and totally sexy left eye twitch. Oh, the blogger’s eye twitch. Justice Fergie detailed her twichtastic experience in The Health Side Effects of Blogging. And then of course there’s the obvious, when I’m sitting all day blogging my brains out –  I’m not moving.

According to CNN Health, the American Cancer Society conducted a 14 year longitudinal study of health among 123,216 individuals and found:

…women who sit for more than six hours a day were about 40% more likely to die during the course of the study than those who sat fewer than three hours per day. Men were about 20% more likely to die.

What the what? Since death by blogging isn’t the sexiest way to die, there are things - simple things we can do to make a big difference.

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Be a baller

Sitting on an exercise ball can help strengthen your core, not to mention improve balance. And because maintaining balance on a ball requires more energy than chair sitting, you'll burn a few extra cals too. I know what you're thinking: One, you don't have an exercise ball. Two, sitting on an exercise ball to work looks stupid. Yes and yes. Now that that's settled, if you're really anti-exercise ball, there are quite a few exercises you can do with a regular child's ball; WebMD offers a tutorial on seated exercises with a ball.
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About Lori Garcia


Lori Garcia

Lori Garcia is a writer and mother of two living and loving in Southern California. When she's not fussing with her bangs, you can find her shaking her groove thing on her personal blog, Mommyfriend where she almost never combines true tales of motherhood and mayhem with her degree in child development. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lori's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Body By Blogging: 8 Tips for a Healthier You

  1. aplaceforthoughts says:

    Some great tips here for those sitting at the computer all day!

  2. aplaceforthoughts says:

    Some great tips for this sitting at the computer all day!

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