Ok, maybe not the writing as much as sitting while you write isn’t so healthy. If you’re like me and love to surf the Net for hours on end, in between writing, gathering research and ideas, blogging, emailing, and other such fun with the computer (and let’s not forget gaming!), then you should consider the following article;
Sitting Kills: This will make you move. I’m not one for believing in everything I find on the Web, or going along with the scare tactics one would find in such articles, but it does make a strong, and valid point; inactivity is just not healthy.
So I’m sharing a few tips for writers out there to keep moving and staying healthy.
- Reminder timers. This handy applications can not only alert you for the length of time you spend on the computer, but you can set alarms to remind you to exercise, move, get out of the house, and so forth.
- Break up workouts through the day. Instead of setting aside the 30-60 minutes workouts, break things up through the day to keep moving in 10-15 minute workouts.
- Check the heartbeat. Cardiovascular ties directly with the heart rate and how its increased through exercise.
Remember that getting off the computer, taking a walk, a bike ride, a hike along a trail, or other forms of exercise provides oxygen to the brain, and I’ve found many times it gives me ideas that pop up from nowhere.