Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Writers Beware--Sitting Decreases Life Expectancy

I watched Dr. Oz today and he said that inactivity and sitting reduces life expectancy by 11%. Boy, am I glad I retired! I never realized my boss was trying to kill me! I wonder if the treadmill desk would ever catch on in the office environment? Think of how much room could be utilized by removing office walls and installing rows of treadmill desks.

As of yet, I haven't tried doing editing on my treadmill. Right now, I'm editing about 45 pages on paper, so today I'm going to give it a try. Beginning tomorrow, I'm going to track steps and word count. Exercise increases blood flow and also stimulates creative brain activity, so it's a win-win situation for me.

Since I haven't tried working on the internet while walking, it's time to get off this desk chair and back on the treadmill.

Are any of you doing exercise to stimulate your creativity? Feel free to share!

1 comment: said...

Ergotron makes a workstation attachment for your desk that will move your keybd/monitor between seated and standing positions.

Wii, Playstation, and XBox have ways to let your body and movements act as game controls.

Walk/Bike/Use stairs whenever possible.

I think we need to use our creativity to stimulate our desire to exercise.

Nice Post!