Posts Tagged ‘#healthforwriters’

I’m happy it’s Friday and I’m looking forward to making the most of the weekend. I can’t, of course, do that if I’m creaky from hours at the computer. (As a writer with a computer-facing day job, let’s face it, I usually am.)

We also have “move a couch” on tomorrow’s social calendar so I want to be ready.

Ok, ready-ish.

NPR recently showcased four simple exercises by Vinh Pham designed to help ward off physical pain by extending your range of motion and increasing flexibility. 

After a day of intensive computer time some of these exercises hurt just to look at, but they’re really just stretches and I should still do them. You might appreciate them too.

This 15-minute exercise can help ‘futureproof’ your body from chronic pain

What if there was a way to stop chronic pain in your body before it strikes?

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Photo by Timo Volz on Unsplash

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“Okay, this is the wisdom. First, time spent on reconnaissanse is never wasted. Second, almost anything can be improved with the addition of bacon. And finally, there is no problem on Earth that can’t be ameliorated by a hot bath and a cup of tea.”
― Jasper Fforde

I love Jasper Fforde‘s work, and some days a good book filled with witty humor and amusing characters are exactly what one needs to perk up. But if the week’s been rough and a book (or bacon or a bath or tea) don’t work, here’s advice from someone who should know, Dr. Mike Evans.

Dr. Evans is a physician and scientist who also puts together terrific animated explainers on health topics for the rest of us. The one I’ll bring to your attention today, dear readers, is perhaps perfect for a Wednesday:


Now, my week is going ok. Or at least not bad. I’m getting things done (although not as much as I’d like) and I’m thinking hard about ongoing projects (why are they still “ongoing”? get to it, Johnson!) and charting out goals and cooking up ideas and recipes. (In fact, I’m so embroiled that I had a hard time settling on one topic to write about. Maybe tomorrow you’ll get that essay on The Great British Baking Show or the migratory mating habits of the Feathered Frangolian Flowers of Planet P;)

Still. Sometimes you just have a bad week. For those of us who spend a lot of time working in our heads, in particular, a little external perspective can come in handy.

Once you’re back on track, Dr. Evans also has another great video useful even in weeks where things are going swimmingly:


Because health reasons!

And if none of that works, well, there’s always cake:)

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