Writing is sedentary. We spend countless hours sitting (mostly), standing (some) and even lying down (napping). Research, marketing, online community, etc.are the lifestyle of a "butt-in-the-chair" writer. To stay healthy, happy and sane, we need to move our bodies and we need to stretch out those muscles and lungs and heart and blood flow (hoping more creative blood flows to the brain bringing in new, exciting ideas).
I build my fitness programs around the squat movement, one of the most primal movements of the human body. We've lost much of this movement in the evolution of humans from hunter gatherers to sedentary sitters and we need to get it back. The workshop program will be body weight driven or use common household objects for resistance functions, due to their accessibility and affordability.
So, this is my short and sweet request for fellow Night Writers. Can you answer a couple of questions to help define the focus of the workshop by leaving a comment?
1. In your writing activities, what ails you? Examples: Sore lower back, pain in lower back, tightness in legs, back, shoulders or neck. Lost range of motion.
2. Would you prefer a traditional stand-alone type of exercise program or a program integrated into you writing sessions?
|Air Squat Demo from Crossfit.com|