There's a part of me that feels like it's self-indulgent to say I have a chronic autoimmune disease since that sounds so serious and dramatic. But there's another part of me that recognizes that it's rather ridiculous to feel this way because it happens to be true.
[note - reference previous re-blogged post on benefits of writing] Benefits of Reading Reading has been linked to an amazing array of benefits, including these: Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that reading keeps your brain functioning effectively as you age. One study even found that elderly … Continue reading Good News for Bookworms: Science Says Reading is Good for Your Health
My daughter recently tore her ACL and was in a wheelchair for the better part of a couple of weeks while it healed enough for her to walk for longer periods of time on crutches and then finally on her own. It's never a good time to tear your ACL but there are certainly worse … Continue reading Mobility
I wrote up a little something on The Daily Post…I hope you’ll check it out. 🙂
Part of the mission that drives The Daily Post is to provide encouragement and inspiration to people who want to be more active writers, bloggers, and creators. We often provide tips on how to write or prompts on what to write, but today, let’s talk about why to write.
Science stands firmly in support of what many of us intuitively know: writing is good for you.
Studies have shown that just the act of putting words together to express yourself leads to several physical and mental health benefits, including:
- Improved mood and sense of well-being
- Decreased stress and anxiety levels
- Lower blood pressure
- Better memory and sleep
Writing has been shown to boost immune responses, speed post-surgical healing, and help cancer patients cope with their diagnosis and treatment. Writing has also been linked to improvements in managing chronic conditions such as asthma and arthritis.
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My third and newest Fitbit Zip has arrived! I bought my first Zip about a year ago and shortly thereafter lost it in the airport on my way to San Francisco. Sadness. Fitbit was kind enough to replace it with a new Zip, which just recently died on me. Sadness again. Over the past year, … Continue reading Putting Some Steps Back in My Zip
So this just happened yesterday. I have to give credit where it's due - it would have taken me much longer to earn this without my treaddesk.
If you want to exercise at your desk, the good news is that you have tons of options. You can choose to buy an out-of-the-box solution to replace of supplement existing your existing desk. But if want to go the DIY route, you have a few options too. The best fit for you is going … Continue reading Desk-ercising
In my last post on sitting less and feeling better, I promised I would tell you which desk I bought, why I bought it, and how it's going. I'll cover all of that in this post, along with some general info on standing desks and exercise desks and a few tips on tread-desking. With that, … Continue reading Re-Engineering My Office: Walking and Working
Like most of you, I spend a huge amount of time on the computer. In addition to spending my entire working day in front of the screen, I'm also on my computer quite a bit in my personal time. Last August, I changed jobs and once again, I work from home. While this is an … Continue reading Sit Less, Live Better and Longer? Yes!
Maybe it's just me, but every time I turn on the TV (OK, the computer) and check the news, it often makes the world look just a little bit bleaker. I think that with the 24/7 news cycle, we're all bombarded with so much news, news, news (most of which is bad, bad, bad) that … Continue reading Is News Bad for Your Health?