Hi SEers! Denise here, and today I’m going to talk about how writing affects our health.
Writing has many benefits for our minds and brain. Letting those written words flow keeps our mind sharp as we get older, helps solve problems, allows us to express ourselves, and opens the door to learning. It can promote happiness, gratitude, and encourage leadership, all from typing or writing your thoughts down.
That’s great for our minds, but does our body reap the same benefits from sitting long hours expressing ourselves? Unfortunately, no.
After sitting at my desk editing for several hours without a break, I notice how tight my muscles are. Then, when I get up, I can barely move; my back and shoulders hurt.
While writing may exercise the brain, we need to take care of the body where our brain lives. Some physical writing-related issues include lower back pain, carpal tunnel…
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