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At One With The Chair: Writers And Exercise

Freelance-Zone Editor, Catherine L. Tully
Freelance-Zone Editor, Catherine L. Tully

by Catherine L. Tully

Ever since I’ve been writing it has been a continuous challenge to fit exercise in during the day. Granted, I do it anyway, but it isn’t easy.

Let’s face it–writing isn’t exactly an active profession. Physically, that is. Writers sit in the chair for hours, clicking and clacking away, with precious few breaks, save hitting the bathroom and getting lunch. It’s easy to let the activity dwindle until you aren’t doing much at all.

How are you doing on this front? Do you find time to be fit?

Joe takes multiple walks during the day and has a mini trampoline in his house. (Secret is out now Joe–sorry!) I head to the gym during the day (and usually one evening a week for a looooong workout) and take a total break from writing-related thinking to blast out some cardio on the elliptical or do some weights. I also have a weight bench and free weights at home that I use a few times a week.

So where is this post going, you may ask….well….I’m here to tell you the secret to maintaining a fitness routine, despite all the hours of “chair time”… Continue reading At One With The Chair: Writers And Exercise