…to pick up that stack of books and lifting and holding those books, groceries, children,” she says. The more we use our muscles — to pull on our bones, rotate our joints, flex, extend, bend — the less likely we are to suffer aches and pains, Olson says, including all-too-common back and neck pain.
It is so very easy to argue against going to the gym or the yoga class or whatever for those very reasons- all the prep work. However although I happily do all that, when I am writing most of the day, I get up and do any number of exercises from pullups (it’s easy to put a bar across a door) to yoga stretches to running the stairs. Not only does all of that provide a much needed energy boost but I return to my work with a lot more enthusiasm. The same goes for tapes. You don’t have to do the FULL HOUR of bootcamp. Do ten minutes. That’s all. Five. Who cares? We’re not in this for hero buttons. We’re in it to feel better. Small bites during the day add up. Just. Like. Calories….