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Get Off Your Couch Healthy Brain Contest by Angela Grace
About 8 years ago, my Wife asked me if I had a few minutes for a conversation because, she had “an idea …”
Angela Grace: What do you mean? … You want to get rid of our bed?
Wife: Not exactly. I want to keep the mattress. I just want to get rid of the bed frame and put the mattress right on the floor. That way, we have to do a squat to get out of bed every time.
Angela Grace: Huh? You’re telling me you want me to exercise just to get out of bed?
Wife: Right! See, if we put some squats into our routine, we’ll get into better shape.
Angela Grace: You want me to do squats at bedtime?
Wife: It’s more like every time you get up. And, if you have to go to the bathroom during the night, bonus! Yep. It’ll make you a better writer, really, I promise.
Angela Grace: … Reallllly? … Well … okay, honey. I love you.
So, out went the bed frame, and in came morning and naptime squats.
Then, about 7 years ago, she had another “idea …”
Angela Grace: What do you mean? … You want to get rid of the couch?
Wife: Yep. I read this great book, The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner, and it’s about lessons he learned while traveling around the world: how to live longer and healthier.
Angela Grace: He told you to get rid of our couch?
Wife: Not exactly. See, some cultures live healthier because each day they do a little something that compels them to exercise … to get up. I thought that if we get rid of the couch, and have to get up from the floor every time we want to get up, it would help us get into better shape.
Angela Grace: But it’s my couch.
Wife: I know, Punkinears, but I love you and want us to be as healthy as we can.
Angela Grace: But it’s my couch … Well … okay, honey. I love you.
So, out went the couch, and in came … nothing. We sit on the floor, on what amounts to Girl Scout sit-upons.
My Wife (and tons of reliable research) has convinced me that being physically fit and getting outside in nature will keep my body and mind healthy. In the long run, we all face the possibility of devastation from Dementia, Alzheimer’s or another type of Neurocognitive Disorder. But, in the present, writers face moments where the creativity is not there – sometimes, long moments. Being physically fit is part of the solution. Since my Wife knows this, I rarely mention that I’m having a moment of writer’s block. Otherwise, I’m squatting.
What are your ideas for fitness that keep your writer’s brain healthy? What has worked for you? This month, we are offering a $25.00 prize for the best, funniest, and most effective Get Off Your Couch (if you still have one) Health Tip. Here are the rules:
- Write in the comments section of this blog your health and fitness advice for a healthy writer’s brain.
- My Wife and I will decide which is the best, funniest and most effective. If we can’t decide, we will ask Jove Belle to make the final decision.
- We’ll send a $25 gift card to the creative winner and post their winning answer in next month’s blog.
Wife: Honey, I got an idea …
Angela Grace: We’re keeping the dining room table.
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