In my last post we saw all the health condition a blogger might face due to his occupation. In this post we would see what different steps can we take to either prevent those conditions or work on those conditions . Lets us look what can we do in this post to help our self when we work.
1] Food Habits for a Blogger :
First and foremost it is the food that defines us . Its like a medicine or can be the root cause of all
health issues . So lets see in to it first .
a] Eat healthy and at regular intervals .
b] Eat when you are hungry , eat at least after every 3 hrs but try not to fast more than 6 hrs unless for specific reasons .
c] Fresh fruits and vegetables , meat products could be a good start compared to junk and snacks.
d] Drinking caffeine all the time would not be advised and so is pop or carbonated drinks .
e] De caffeinated herbal tea might be a good alternative for a blogger.
2] Rest Well:
a] Rest well in between your work .It is important for each one of us to rest . If you had 9- 5 pm job you would have taken at least 3 breaks then why not when we blog .
b] Rest not just your mind , but also your hands , fingers , eyes .It might be good to get away from the computer for 5 to 10 min for a small stroll in your own house or garden .
c] Move every single joint couple of times every 2 hrs .
Start from your fingers shake them, make a tight fist for a moment and release it .Turn your wrist and rotate it . Bend in your elbow and turn it half way through. Do all the moments that you can think for each and every joint .Yes even the lower back and hip . Hey do not worry takes around 5 minutes to finish this exercise.But you would be refreshed after this I assure you.
d] Rotate your neck 360 degree slowly either from your left going to right or from right going to left . Do it often may be after every one hour.
e] Lie down for another minute or two on the bed or coach . Keep your legs apart from each other and just try to relax . Let your mind calm down . Do not analysis or think for a moment or two .
f] Those who know and read my previous post . Please try doing deep breathing or Pranayama. It might help you a lot , not just in resting your mind and body , but also it would help us to give some major boost to our brains to think sharper later .
g] Practice Silence : Would not it be good to just stop the music or TV for some time and just hear the Silence .Try it .Even a silence can be refreshing !!
h] For all those young bloggers out .. Please prefer to have music at a reasonable volume rather than too loud , try not use ear phones all the time , unless needed . We do not need more ear specialist in the coming next decade .. do not you think ?
3] Exercise and Work outs:
a] Spend at least 30 minutes to 75 minutes on exercise .May be in one installments or may be in two or three small installments of work out . You decide !!
b] Bloggers have a very coach potato job , so prefer to do some thing that involves lot of moment like running , cardio, swimming or playing any outdoor sports .If you like Yoga , Pilates do it even that would be OK.
c] Lastly do not forget your mind . Exercise the mind too . How ... ohh stop working on your computer and just solve some sudukoo or crossword puzzle for 5 min . That would be enough to relax and revitalize your brains .
4] Family Time /Friends Time :
All blogger do have many virtual friends but yes it might be useful if we also spend some time with some real human beings out !!
a] Make sure we do spend enough time with our partner or friend .Not only it will help us relax from our work , but also it might help us get new topics to work on . Think!!
b] Spend some time with your friends too .Yes they can be your blogging buddies out in the real world does not matter .But do it .
5] Suggestions for Health Issues :
It is impossible for me to cover all the health solutions for all bloggers in this category , but I have written the most required one from my point of view .
a] Many experts of Ayurveda would advice sesame seed oil application all over the body before shower . Not only it refreshes us , but also it help us to prevent those aches , pains , stiffness and soreness of the muscles used . Give it a try !!
b] Freshly chopped Ginger tea . The recipe which has already been discussed before in some other post . Ginger tea has gr8 properties to work on conditions of digestion , inflammation and stuff . Works really well on carpal tunnel too ..
c] Flax seeds or its oil in our diet would help a lot to change our bowel moments . Even Castor oil can be used just once a week in some serious conditions of the bowel habits .
d] Castor oil if heated and massaged to the parts which are hurting or paining like the lower back or the digits gives real relief .
e] Soak some cotton pads in cold milk and at the end of the day apply those pads on your closed eyes . See how you feel after you do that . You eyes would slowly feel better if you face dryness , teary and stuff .
f] Warm milk in the night with some nutmeg , cardamon can be really good sleeping agent for those who do not fall asleep easily .
Lastly to enjoy the pleasure of our work , we need good Health for long ,so that you and I can blog more and enjoy each other posts . For that what I am asking is just around 1 hour every day for our body and mind to keep them healthy. Not more , nor less . Can you give that ......
I know your comments over warmed me last time. Thanks !! But if possible also twit this post for others , if possible digg it or use any other social network site that you can possibly think .It might be helpful for every one . After all " Optimum Health Care is my motto of "e-swastya".
Posted by Sudeep .
Related Links :
Health issues of Pro Blogger Part 1
Some advices mentioned are in general .They would not replace the advice of your General practitioner .So his advice would be the final word .