No. I'm not talking about your writing muscle today. I'm referring to your physical muscles. Writing is a sedentary affair. If you're anything like me you'll be glued to your seat typing for large portions of the day. I hope you're not like me in the belly stakes, though. It has to be said that I have become quite rotund over the past few years. I'm not quite in the same league as Bustifer Jones from Cats the musical. But if I carry on the way I am going, I soon will be!
I think it's important for writers to get out and about a bit. We should enjoy some fresh air and exercise our writer's bottom. I'm lucky in that I walk to my daughter's school twice a day and it's a fair distance. It's slow going with her, but on the way back I can power walk and boy does it blow the cobwebs away! It gives me the exercise I need and I'm sure it frees up the creative bits of my brain as I'm always raring to go after I come back (after a cup of tea and rest, of course!)
If I'm honest, my diet isn't as good as it could be either. But since my successful experiment with reducing the amount of TV I was watching (that's still going well, by the way. I've not got it on this am) I'm becoming more aware of the food I'm eating - too much of it and too much of the wrong sort. So I'm having a sort of writing overhaul at the moment starting with improving my writing habits and productivity and moving on to my general lifestyle. A slow, sluggish mind and body generally means slow, sluggish writing, well it does in my case.
Now the better weather is coming there's no excuse not to go out for a walk. Why not take your note book/laptop with you and sit by the trees, in a park, or other outdoor space. You might just find some inspiration and get fit and lose your writer's bottom at the same time!
Happy exploring and writing