It wouldn’t surprise me one day to wake up and hear a news report stating the benefits of a sedintary lifestyle that incorporates smoking coupled with asbestos and bacon sandwiches.
Doesn’t it always seem that what’s good for us today is bad for us tomorrow – an vice versa?
Take the recent article from the New York Times that made a weak attempt to intimate that blogging is a contributing factor to life-shortening health woes.
Scientific American begs to differ. The article “Blogging – It’s Good for You” outlines the therapeutic benefits of writing your personal thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Research shows that it improves memory and sleep, boosts immune cell activity and reduces viral load in AIDS patients, and even speeds healing after surgery. A study in the February issue of the Oncologist reports that cancer patients who engaged in expressive writing just before treatment felt markedly better, mentally and physically, as compared with patients who did not.
I’m not sure if blogging is killing me or healing me, and I don’t really care. I enjoy it, and I’m sticking with it, no matter what the next report says.