Continuing our theme this month, I'd like to point out another common ailment that writers may experience. If you're like me, you're more than likely writing in front of a computer screen, typing away on a keyboard whilst sitting in a chair. Just like typing too long or staring at a screen more than you should, sitting for prolong periods of time can eventually toll you. Back muscles, back bones, back sides--they're all susceptible. Here are a few tips to keep you from feeling as stiff as a board.
Stretch - no matter what you're doing, stretching is always a good idea. Keeps you limber--keeps you focused. Pro athletes do it. Why not pro writers?
Breaks - combine your wrist and eye breaks with a back break. (I don't mean that kind of break)! That sure makes for an all-in-one combo! Stand up and walk around. Maybe do a little chore that you've neglected?
Posture - slouching, leaning, tilting . . . nah eh. Sit up and hold your shoulders back. It might feel like a pain, but your body will thank you . . . maybe even love you!
How do you prevent/alleviate your aching back?
I'm David, and pictures are made of pixels.
P.S. If you're attending LTUE this weekend, I'll be there. Feel free to stop and talk if we should cross paths!