Monday, August 15, 2011

Media Monday - Media and Our Health

I am posting a Marriage Monday over at Woman to Woman.  Join us as we discuss respecting our husbands. 

Picking up once again with our social media series, we will discuss how social media effects our health. 

For awhile I was having to go to my chiropractor often due to my neck being out of place.  I was in so much pain not only in my neck, but it caused bad headaches.  After a several weeks he asked if I was on the computer a lot.  Um, yes.  I spent so much time on the computer, and not sitting properly, that my neck would come out of place every day.

I always feel so silly saying this, but I suffer from RLS, Restless Leg Syndrome.  It keeps me up several nights a week and is very uncomfortable.  Recently I started jogging and guess what?  I quit having problems with RLS.  Honestly, I hadn't even realized it until my husband said something.  We started school last week changing our schedule, so I was going to have to get up earlier to jog, which I was okay with except it was still dark outside.  I do not want to jog alone in the dark so I wasn't able to all last week and well, the RLS was back.

For me, media has effected my health.  

I know I keep saying it, but social media is good, when used with control and in moderation.  If we spend too much time sitting in front of the computer screen, tv, gaming or on the cell, we are not out getting the exercise we need. 

God created our bodies to function a certain way.  We are not benefiting our bodies by not getting exercise.  Now I am not a fan of exercising and I really dislike sweating.  But our bodies need something other than sitting.  I want to encourage you to get out for a walk.  It's not only good for your body, but good for you all the way around.  And a bonus, you get to enjoy God's creation!  You can use that time for prayer, go with your husband and spend some quality time together, go with a friend or with you kids.  I want to encourage you to shut social media down and get outside this week!  

Sweet Blessings~

Linking up with Courtney at Women Living Well.  Check out her post for some great tips!


  1. I know part of the reason my back/shoulder hurts so much is because of the way I sit - on the couch or at the computer. I need to move more and sit less.

  2. Hi Jenifer - I love what Lisa says, move more and sit less - I think I also could do with that. Great post
    God bless

  3. You are so right, sitting all day whether at the computer or infront of the tv is so not good. I'm with Lisa I need to move more and sit WAYYYYY less! Great post.

  4. Unfortunately Jenifer, in my case it's somewhat of an occupational hazard being stuck in front of the computer for long periods of time. What I've done to compensate for it is spend my free time hiking with the kids as much as possible, and even doing simple things like housework and using stairs instead of elevators whenever I can. Lord knows, I could still do more though.

    Great reminder!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  5. I had RLS when I was pregnant and it was terrible!! So I know how you feel about that! Can't wait for it to cool down here so we can go to the track as a family...

  6. Lol, I"m not big on sweating either. I have RLS... my dh was just asking me a few minutes ago if I was fidgity. Great post

  7. Now you have convicted me that I have not exercised today but have spent hours at the computer! But, as it is getting dark, I will wait till tomorrow. And...remember this post!


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