Life is about balance, getting right amounts of what you need. Offsetting the good with the bad can help keep you in balance.
Writing, sitting at a desk, can be bad for your health. Hours and hours on your behind not only may add pounds, but it isn't so good for your heart and all those other health issues associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Add to the mix all the hours that writers spend reading, and you have more time on the tush and fewer working those big calorie burning, heart pumping tools found in the big muscles in your thighs and buttocks.
Winter joins in the conspiracy to keep you inside, sipping some hot chocolate and reading by the fireplace. But movement is required for good health so how does a busy writer get that done? Here's something on my wish list though not necessarily this model. There are lots of choices.
Can you see yourself getting some work done while walking on your treadmill. Check out this TrekDesk. At this point, since I don't have a desk on my treadmill, I usually watch a movie or listen to my iPod. But a few days ago, I played some games on my phone and found it very entertaining for 50 sweaty minutes. Couldn't I also do some promotion on social media while walking on the treadmill. Could I type and walk at the same time? I think I'd like to try it out before I purchased it just to see if I could.
I don't own an elliptical but I've read while on one at work. Didn't really like. My brother recommends his stationary recumbent bike. Here's some good prices on Hayneedle. I know I could get work down while on one of those.
So do you have ideas of how you can work out and write or work on promotion while you exercise? Or would you rather just completely separate the two? If you can't workout outside, what is your favorite cardio workout indoors?