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What Famous Writers Know About Walking

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What Famous Writers Know About Walking

By now most of us know that walking is good for us. Research has linked it to a lower risk of diabetes, stronger bones, a healthier cardiovascular system, reduced body fat, increased energy, and a more focused mind. Long before modern studies revealed these benefits, though, writers had already keyed into the wonders that walking […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Becky Rickman

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Becky Rickman

I do suffer from a degenerative disc and that gives me quite a lot of pain some days. I also get lost in my writing and forget to cook meals for myself. For my back, I keep changing positions. I make reasons to jump up and move around at least once an hour. I also […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Julie Trimingham

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Julie Trimingham

I don’t like to sit still, so I find that I write in spurts, and sometimes standing up at an improvised desk (my laptop atop a fat dictionary atop a short bookcase). I make all my phone calls when I’m out walking. I need to get outside and move, otherwise I get crabby and can’t […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Whitney Boyd

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Whitney Boyd

When I am at a computer for long stretches of time, I tend to get snack-ish. It’s a guarantee. I will crave sugar and chocolate and chips and soda and everything unhealthy I can imagine. When I used to work in an office, I gained ten pounds in a year (which may not seem like […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Simon Williams

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Simon Williams

[My biggest challenge is] probably avoiding a repetitive strain injury, although I try to minimize that as much as I can through exercises; not sitting still for too long. Although when I’m completely wrapped up in a project, that can be difficult. I go to the gym as often as I can, which in my […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Claudia White

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Claudia White

I would have to say that the biggest challenge has been to try to stay active, both at my desk and away. I suffer from back pain, so strenuous exercise is difficult. Like most people, I have gained a few pounds over the years, especially when the weather turns cold. Since I am often glued […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Simon James Barron

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 10, 2014 0 Comments • views: 604
Featured Writer on Wellness: Simon James Barron

You know, I’ve found a lot of physical challenges in writing, but perhaps not along the lines of what you might envisage. I know there are all sorts of carpal issues and back issues, and lord only knows that a bloody good seat is absolutely essential, but I find that the biggest physical challenge that […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jadie Jones

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jadie Jones

Spending large amounts of time looking down—be it at the computer screen or if I’m writing freehand—is very hard on my neck. I was in a riding accident several years ago which resulted in a pretty severe neck injury, including damage to a nerve cluster called the “brachial plexus” on the left side of my […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Susan Marsh

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 24, 2014 0 Comments • views: 560
Featured Writer on Wellness: Susan Marsh

I am fortunate these days to have retired from my “day job.” Now I don’t have to choose between writing and exercise, but I sure can remember doing so. I developed a routine of getting up around 5:00 a.m. and writing for maybe 1 – 1 ½ hours before getting ready for work. On office […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Aviva Orr

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 1, 2014 0 Comments • views: 634
Featured Writer on Wellness: Aviva Orr

I’ve always been a sugar lover, so I can’t really blame writing for that addiction. However, I do find that I am less motivated to exercise and eat healthy because of time constraints. I Love to Walk with Friends I am not a morning person, so getting up early to go to the gym doesn’t […]

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