When your blog starts going well, you might decide it’s time to give up the day job and go ‘full time’. This is an excellent feeling and a great moment – all of a sudden you’re able to enjoy true financial freedom and passive income and you’ll never have to make a busy commute into work at 7am again!

At the same time, blogging full time also comes with a few drawbacks. Chief among these is the simple fact that it’s not terribly healthy. Oftentimes, we don’t think about health tips for bloggers. After all, bloggers can work whenever they want, so they have plenty of time to work out, right? Hahaha, only bloggers know this is not the case.

When you blog full time, you’ll be spending most of your day sitting in front of the computer at home and staring at a screen.

Even if you’re not a full-time blogger, but spend a large portion of your time blogging, you may not realize the amount of time you spend in a sedentary position. As you may imagine, this has consequences – so read on to find out how to avoid the most severe of those…

Exercise and Stretch

Sitting is incredibly bad for you. Not only does it mean your heart is at a complete rest, which can cause it to atrophy but it also means that you’ll be in the same position for long periods of time shortening your quadriceps, loosening your hamstrings and hunching over. Back ache and poor mobility are almost guaranteed if you aren’t careful. Yikes!

The best tonic for these problems is to exercise daily and to stretch daily too. Ideally, do this just after you wake up and that way you’ll be able to freshen yourself up for the day and enjoy feeling more focused for the remaining hours…

This is an excerpt from the article Health Tips for Full-Time Bloggers which originally appeared on http://thinkingoutsidethesandbox.ca/.