What do writers do most of the time? They sit. What is one of the worst things that you can do for your health? Any guesses?
That is right Ladies and Gentlemen…Sitting is killing you. But what is a writer to do?
Lift weights and do mobility exercises that offset what sitting does to the body. I have written and will write more about the mobility exercises that I do that help me so much as a writer. Since I sit in my comfy chair with my laptop in my lap, like most of y’all—bad, bad, Lisa. Here is a quick list of the mobility exercise and movements that I love.
- Thoracic Mobility – for that deep back ache, you know the one you get when you are hunched over for hours and hours on end.
- Double Handcuffs – this one is amazing for tight shoulders and rushes blood to the backbone.
- Goblet Squats – for when you think your hips might actually be stuck in the seated position.
- Farmer Walks –this one really lengthens the achy muscles of the arms, shoulder and back.
These movements can be done as a series or just when you are feeling tight. Try them out; I think you will find that they relieve the tension and stress your body is harboring.
Now I’ve said this before. “It takes dedication to your cause (fitness) and daily effort toward your goal (movement)…Flexibility takes just that P.A.T.I.E.N.C.E. Time + Dedication = Results.” You can do this. You can be a Healthy Writer!