B: It's time for my monthly health hint. I've been dedicated to a workout routine over the past nine months and it's paid off. I've lost weight and even better, increased my energy levels and just about every other part of my health. Before I started taking my writing seriously, I worked out everyday like it was my religion. As my writing took up more and more of my time, I started skipping workouts. Eventually, I quit it all together except for what I did at my day job. Now my day job is more rigorous than many people's but it isn't the same as running five miles a day.
Writing became hazardous to my health. It can be a very sedentary profession. My health advice this month is to work on sticky plot points by taking a walk. Having trouble getting a tough scene on paper, go for a jog and sweat a little. Feel the discomfort and remember how it feels for the joints to protest and the tendons to creak and groan. Come up with the verbs to describe what it really takes to make it up that last hill. How does the cold water taste as it slides down your parched throat after a long run? Use your exercise time to improve the descriptions of your senses in your writing.
An in the spirit of the letter 'B,' if you don't have the time to step outside your office to exercise or you have a problem you must deal with first, banging your head against the wall using about 150 calories per hour. Pace yourself with this exercise or you might not get a full hour in before you drop over.
So how do you fit exercise into your day? What do you think about when you exercise?