JOST A MON

The idle ramblings of a Jack of some trades, Master of none

May 29, 2008

Good Reason

Apparently, there's a good reason to blog. In case you wondered about your health and the strain on your eyes and painfully stretched backs and repetitive stress syndromes, you should realise that while you are downing yourself physically, mentally you've never been in better condition.

My pal Sridhar sent me this link. Check it out!
Scientists (and writers) have long known about the therapeutic benefits of writing about personal experiences, thoughts and feelings. But besides serving as a stress-coping mechanism, expressive writing produces many physiological benefits. 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.

Scientists now hope to explore the neurological underpinnings at play, especially considering the explosion of blogs.

3 comments:

labsji said...

Do you know about blogging and its effect on local warming?
Watch the TED video by Yossi Varda: Local warming!

Fëanor said...

Thanks, man. Good one, that! Luckily, I do not use the laptop on my lap. But my mobile is in my pocket. Oh no!

Fëanor said...

Thanks, man. Good one, that! Luckily, I do not use the laptop on my lap. But my mobile is in my pocket. Oh no!

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