The Importance of Exercise

Desk+StretchesIt is starting to feel a lot of spring here in Ontario.  Therefore, it is easier to get into the mood for getting more active and healthier.

However, many writers have a difficult time to make time for exercise. Whether you work outside the home or are a full-time writer, you will have to consciously add exercise to your schedule or you won’t exercise. But this need not be hard to do with a bit of forethought and planning.

The important thing to remember is that we MUST exercise to be at our best in terms of health and well-being. That is the only way to get the best writing done.

Here are a few tips to scheduling exercise into your life:

1. Decide on the weekend when you will exercise during the upcoming week. It could be early in the morning, in the afternoon or evening. If you get tired easily or have any chronic illnesses, choose to exercise earlier in the day. That way you will be more likely to exercise instead of being overcome by fatigue.

2. Divide your exercise time up. You may want to exercise for five minutes for every hour of sitting. Or, you may want to exercise twenty minutes first thing in the morning. Do whatever works best for you, given your situation.

3. Choose the simplest kind of exercise first such as walking. If you choose something hard, you are less likely to do it.

4. Start an exercise journal. Take stock of how you do every day of the week. Then take stock at the end of the week too. If you didn’t exercise when you scheduled your exercise time, write why you didn’t.

I believe that even twenty minutes of exercise a day can help the writer feel healthier and more productive. We don’t need to spend hours at a gym. All we need is to take a few simple steps to make a few changes. Writers must strive to be as healthy as possible so that they could be as successful as possible.

If you are interested to know more about how to be a healthy writer, please double-click on the link below:

Irene S. Roth


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