I started blogging about writing and fitness because I found that I felt most complete when I was active both creatively and physically.
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There are days I just don’t want to write. Actually, most days before I begin writing, it’s hard to pick up the pen (or put my fingers on the keyboard, depending on which stage of the writing process I’m in) and just go. I don’t want to. I’d rather distract myself with pointless internet surfing.
Mind and body synchronization while writing can produce better results than if using the mind alone. Keep your hand moving and keep the words flowing.
We all know that we need to warm up before engaging in strenuous physical activity, since people are more likely to injure tight, unprepared muscles. But the way we warm up is also important.
Not only that, recent studies are also lauding the health benefits of simply being in nature. In addition to lowering our blood pressure, evidence is mounting that time spent in natural setting may even help restore our ability to perform attention-needing tasks.
Physical activity is good for more than priming the pump, though. I find it also helps when I’m writing along and get stuck.