Writing is not only a solitary pursuit, it’s physically demanding. Sure, it looks like you’re simply sitting at your desk thinking and typing, but in reality, extended sedentary periods aren’t good for your body. Bad backs, hunched shoulders, and carpel tunnel aren’t conducive to creativity.

Today, take some time to stand and stretch a bit. You can find exercises online that are appropriate for your body and fitness level. Rotate your neck and wrists to loosen them up. Simply standing for 60 seconds every hour can provide health benefits. If you have someone who can help with a neck rub, take advantage!

Make a commitment to your health today, even if you can only get in a few minutes of stretching and standing. Your body will appreciate it!