Exercise Increases Creativity

It’s a fact. I always have great spurts of creativity after I spend a little time on the treadmill. After reading about some writers who have turned their treadmills into desks, I decided to give it a whirl myself.  This is my treadmill desk. I usually set my treadmill speed to 2.0 mph, which is much too slow to exercise, but just perfect for writing when my hands are on the keyboard.

So, it’s out with the old BICHOK (butt in chair, hands on keyboard) mentality and in with the new FOTHOK (feet on treadmill, hands on keyboard).

Dr. Oz had a segment today about things to enhance your life span. One thing was to move more. He said sitting can decrease your lifespan by 11%. Whoa! All those years of sitting in a desk at work and then coming home to sit in a chair and write…

Today, I’m embarking on a new use of the treadmill desk…editing. I have printed out some pages I need to read through and I’m going to hop on the treadmill while doing it. In the past I would sit my Kindle on the book rest and read while I walked, so I’m sure I can manage to walk and edit.

More later…

Thanks for stopping by,

Carol Ann


Exercise Increases Creativity — 2 Comments

  1. Melissa, everyone has a different way of writing. I need quiet, too. My hubby used to interrupt me while I was writing, but when I’m on the treadmill he doesn’t, so it’s a win for me! The sound of the treadmill running is kind of a white noise for me which keeps me from being distracted by other sounds. Good luck on your goals!

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