If you are an artist like me who spends most of her time in the computer chair (or some other profession with the same problem), then please read this article! I have known for some time how my job can be a health risk for me, even though sitting around all day doesn’t seem like a health risk. It HAS effected my health negatively, and I work against that every day. One of my worst worries is how sitting still for long periods of time can effect blood flow. I combat this by getting at LEAST a 30 minute walk in every day, and taking a 10-15 minute break every hour for standing/walking around. I’m often actually jumping around, dancing, or running about cleaning during those breaks. Anything to get me moving! Just don’t take your health for granted when you have a sedentary job like the one I have, you’d be surprised at how much it can effect you.
A Life Less Sedentary: CG Artist Health
I decided to write this blog post because honestly, I wish I had read one like it years ago. After 12 years of making my living as a 3D artist, I can tell you this is not a career path that inspires healthy living. The realities of any CG artist’s daily life can steer one into a cycle of unhealthy behavior which can be very difficult to fully recognize and break free from. Modern living is potentially sedentary enough without us making it worse! Only recently have I come to better recognize my unhealthy daily habits and begun the processes of breaking the cycle.
My goal in writing this post is to simply share what I see as the big obstacles for the healthy living of those in the CG industry and some solutions I have found that work well for me personally. Hopefully some of you will find this information helpful and it maybe even encourages you to make some changes in your own routines.
Full article HERE.
Staying healthy is important too!