“IF I’D KNOWN I WAS GOING TO LIVE THIS LONG, I’D HAVE TAKEN BETTER CARE OF MYSELF.” Eubie Blake
I’ll admit it. I’m a health nut. I don’t know how anyone could sit on their butt all day the way we writers do and not be concerned about their health much less the size of their ‘butt.’
I’m a seven day a week exerciser and am seriously out of sorts if I miss a day at the gym where I do a minimum of seven miles on the elliptical and fifteen minutes on the rowing machine. For a start!
I’ll admit, vanity is probably a bigger impetus for me than paying attention to my health, but both spur me on. I like my toned abs, my buff arms and keeping my weight well under control. BUT even I know that the benefits of daily exercise are more than looking good or better yet feeling good.
I like the fact that I’m warding off the big killers like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. I also like the fact that I’m improving my mind—and my spirit! And I hope, my ability to do what I love to do—write books!
“Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning,” says Harvard Medical School psychiatrist John Ratey, author of the book, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. “Even 10 minutes of activity changes your brain.”
Here’s a list of 7 Mind Blowing benefits of exercise I found in an article in US News &World Report.
- Reverses Detrimental Effects of Stress
- Lifts Depression
- Improves learning
- Enhances Self Esteem/ Improves Body Image
- Leaves you Feeling Euphoric
- Keeps the Brain Fit
- May Keep Alzheimer’s at bay
If these 7 Reasons don’t get you up and moving then maybe you’re of the Joan Rivers school of physical fitness.
“I don’t exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.” Joan Rivers
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In the five years that she has been writing, Taylor has written more than forty books. Her eight, series track her Special Operatives, Covert Agents, Cops, Firefighters and other iconic heroes and heroines, through the harrowing situations that make up their lives. From human trafficking rings to corrupt politicians, Taylor investigates the underbelly of society and the criminals who flourish there.
Taylor says: “From the residue in my personal blender of mixed races, cultures and world views, my characters emerge. It comforts me to know that while evil slinks in the shadows, the “good guys and gals” of the world sniff it out – and snuff it out.
My characters are arrogant alpha males and the feisty women who bring them to their knees – and vice versa… They fight hard, love hard and don’t mince words. They are dangerous men and women in dangerous times. Love, passion and ridding the world of evil? What’s not to like?