Health and Safety Considerations for Adult Coloring


Once you become addicted to this hobby there are some things you should consider. While it might seem unbelievable, you can get coloring injuries! And no, I’m not just talking about the odd paper cut or those times when you accidently stab yourself with a sharp pencil.

Colorists can spend many hours sitting in one place, hunched over a desk or clipboard, making repetitive movements with their hands and arms. Finger, hand and arm pain as well as posture related aches and pains can be associated with adult coloring. In this section we’ll talk about any associated risks and what you should keep in mind to help you enjoy many hours of happy and safe coloring. Some of the topics we’ll be covering in the near future include:

  • Best stretches before coloring
  • The importance of good lighting
  • Tips on improving your posture to avoid neck and back aches

Please let us know in the comments section below if there are other adult coloring related health topics you’d like to know about or feel free to share your health related experiences with coloring.