We all know that one of the advantages to being a copywriter is that you can work from home. If you’re a copywriter, this is especially good news. Unfortunately, working from home can also come with some disadvantages, ones that should not be ignored. Although working from home may save time, money, and office space, it could also be killing you.
I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s true. So if you’re a stay-at-home writer, sit up and take note.
Read the list below and consider implementing some changes.
The life you could save may be your own.
The Copywriter’s Guide to Health and Wellness:
Step One: Realize that all of that sitting might be killing you. The numbers are clear. Statistically speaking, people who sit for six or more hours per day will die fifteen years earlier than those who only sit for three or fewer hours per day, even if they exercise. That’s only one of the staggering statistics about sitting, but it’s a doozy. For more on this, consult this iconograph from Visual.ly. Then, if you can, invest in a stand-up desk. At the very least, consider doing some work while standing at the counter for part of each day.
Step Two: Remember that the outside world exists. Be sure to get outside during daylight hours. Not only will taking short walks between writing sessions help with the whole your-chair-might-be-killing-you thing, but remembering to be in the sunlight will ensure that you’re getting the doses of Vitamin D needed to keep your body healthy.
Step Three: Make coffee your friend. As most of you already know, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently endorsed coffee drinking, not that most of us need a reason to brew up.
Whatever you do to increase your health and wellness, pour that extra energy right back into your chief passion: writing.
The world needs you.
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