Break glass in case of emergency.
Blogging might be relatively safe when compared to an underwater electrician, but every job comes with its own set of hazards. Here are some measures to take to protect yourself while blogging.
EYES: Follow the 20/20/20 rule. This is something I do for a week and then forget about – but it’s key. For every 20 minutes you’re staring at the computer or a document – look 20 feet away for 20 seconds. More.
HANDS: If you are suffering from mild to moderate carpal tunnel symptoms, it is more important than ever to stretch your wrists. Simple things like flexing your hand in different directions and making a fist can help tremendously. Blogging is just like running, you should always do your warm-up exercises before getting started. Exercises.
BACK: I’m not sure how fast you write your blogs, but if you’re a slow typer, you could be sedentary for quite some time. A simple seated twist yoga exercise, conducted with your legs, can help alleviate pressure on your spine. Watch it here.
STRESS: The real silent killer. Perhaps your blogging about an annoying topic. Or simply frustrated that you can’t think of a good topic or get that Web traffic where you want it. There are 50 things you can do right now to chill out.
What’s in your blogging first aid kit? Band-Aids, anyone?