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Is “Blogging” good for your health? Feb 18, 2013 Richard Branson


Is Blogging good for your health?  By Richard Branson – Feb 18, 2013

Over the past few years blogging has become one of the most enjoyable and frequent activities in my life. It is a fantastic way of sharing news, opinions and having fun with people all over the globe. Bloggers are becoming increasingly influential, and can use their presence to positively impact issues they care about. They are able to share not just their own views, but reflect the sentiments of wider communities and make a real difference to the world.

Blogging every day is a good way to keep engaged with the latest trends, one of which is the growing area of health and wellness. Personally, I think blogging is good for your health too. It keeps the mind engaged and is an outlet for creativity, as well as encouraging communication. However, you can’t beat an active lifestyle for boosting productivity as well as fitness.

Throughout my life I have had a passion for health and wellness. Keeping in shape helps when you have a busy business schedule, and can also help stimulate an agile mind for decision making. Last year I climbed Mont Blanc with family and friends to launch Big Change Charitable Trust, and next month I will be taking part in the Argus, the largest individually timed cycling event in the world. Add to that regular swimming, tennis and kitesurfing sessions and my sporting activities keep me very busy indeed!

We put a big focus upon health in the Virgin Group, including sponsoring sporting events such like the London Marathon and London Triathlon, as well as with companies such as Virgin Active, Virgin Care and Virgin Health Bank. As a business area, health and wellness is proving resilient, and some fast-moving companies are finding success. Most importantly, the sector offers an opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives.

With all of that in mind, I am pleased to support Healthivate, a health activist blogger conference taking place in Sydney on March 2-3 2013. The themes include healthy eating, living, giving, movement and building. Health is a basic human right and spreading the message of healthy living is good for the planet and its people.

Head over to Healthivate to find out more, and get blogging too!

By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group

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