|Photo Credit – Alex Ketley – in Florida – January 2013|
Writers spend hours glued to their computers, hunched over keyboards, squinting at small screens as they work on their stories, novels, essays, poetry or screen-plays. All this close work is hard on the body. So as we begin 2013, I will write a series of “Reflections” essays that examine some of the options available to writers to keep bodies and minds healthy. I will interview health and fitness experts on this site to explore ways writers can take better care of themselves. I will interview one of more: massage therapists, personal trainers, a hypnotist, acupuncturist, yoga teacher, a dietitian and others, as suggested. If you’d like to suggest someone or an area to explore, contact me with your suggestions by February 15, 2013. Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
My current favorite activities that I use to help me stay fit and feel focused when I write, include: a couple of mornings weekly of rowing and weight training at my local athletic club, a yoga class weekly, a massage a couple of times per month, guided meditation each quarter and a hypnosis sessions, as needed. I enjoy gardening, sailing and photography when the weather permits and walking a half hour at least 5 times weekly. Stretching helps when I remember to do it. Also travel and lovely scenery help me see the world with fresh vision.
So what activities do you do, as writers & readers, to help yourself stay well? Feel free to click on the comments section at the bottom of this entry and share ideas for keeping fit and focused.
|Photo Credit – Alex Ketley – Florida – Jan. 2013|
Glimmer Train named Jan Bowman’s story, “Flight” as an Honorable Mention in the November 2012 Short Story Awards for New Writers – January 22, 2013.