Back Care Tips For Writers

It is not surprising that writers and bloggers have some of the worst neck and backaches around! It’s due to the many hours in the writing position - often slouching and taking little to no breaks.

Some writers sit at a desk, others at the kitchen table, while some are snuggled on the couch writing furiously.

If you are a content writer and you find you have deadlines tacked up at the end of the month, a run of emergency orders or a blogger with plenty of content lined up, here are some tips to help you tackle that back pain.


It is so easy to let hours slip by without drinking water, and if you haven’t got a bottle next to you, you might not want to get up and go and get some.

Before starting your writing session, fill up some water bottles and have them close to where you are working.

Not only will you be giving your body what it needs, but you will notice that you can concentrate for more extended periods. And of course, when nature calls, it might give you the motivation to move away from your pen and paper or computer.

Drinking plenty of water makes sure that all of your joints are well lubricated, too - there is no reason to let yourself get thirsty.
Back Care

If you spend many hours slumped over, then over time, your neck, back, and shoulders are going to feel the impact pretty quickly. Aside from regular appointments with a chiropractor, you should be ensuring your stretch and practice good sitting posture.

If you become more conscious of sitting, you can straighten up when you feel the slouch kicking in. Will you have issues correcting your posture by yourself? Then there are posture correctors that can help you.

An even easier way to help your back is when you get up to do some simple decompression movements in the morning. This will help lengthen and stretch your back.

Walk as often as possible when you aren’t writing. Walking is a great way to strengthen your muscles and keep them supple. Even if you can’t walk far due to other health issues, a stroll can do wonders.

If you can make time to walk for at least 30 minutes per day, that can do two great things for you.

It gets the blood pumping and delivers oxygen to those all-important muscle groups, and secondly, it can help you sit back at the desk with a renewed sense of focus and motivation.

A storyline you had been pondering over might be just all fall into place, or you might have a breakthrough in terms of plot development.

If you are a writer in any capacity, then taking care of your back is one of the ways that you can comfortably keep working for long hours - if you choose to, without having any pain in the lower back.

As an extra tip, you can modify where you sit and invest in an ergonomic desk and chair to keep you supported in all the right ways.

Perhaps you are looking at becoming a freelance writer or working from home and need more tips to get you started? Read more: How to Get Started Working From Home.

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