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What do exercise, veggies, and writing have in common?

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Part of the mission that drives The Daily Post is to provide encouragement and inspiration to people who want to be more active writers, bloggers, and creators. We often provide tips on how to write or prompts on what to write, but today, let’s talk about why to write. Science stands firmly in support of what many of us intuitively know: writing is good for you. Studies have shown that just the act of putting words together to express yourself leads to several physical and mental health benefits, including: Improved mood and sense of well-being Decreased stress and anxiety levels Lower blood pressure Better memory and sleep Writing has been shown to boost immune responses, speed post-surgical healing, and help cancer patients cope with their diagnosis and treatment. Writing has also been linked to improvements in managing chronic conditions such as asthma and arthritis. A note about privacy: If you prefer to keep your thoughts private, you can use a journal or you can just set your blog to be private. Private…