HIGH NOTE: Writing’s good for your mental and physical health!

It’s not unreasonable to assume that writing takes a physical and mental toll on its devotees; that it might even be considered a form of addiction, best addressed by counseling and enforced regimens of proper diet and exercise.

Not so!

Executive Director David Blinkhorn came across an item on the Internet under the title: Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write. In it writer Rachel Grate of Arts.Mic presents research from all sorts of sources that shows conclusively writing is better than weight lifting, the exercise bike or even Yoga at granting practitioners sound bodies and stable minds.

So what, if you’re still in your PJs at noon, on your tenth cup of coffee, not having eaten your tofu breakfast yet, and not even contemplating walking the dog, let alone going for a brisk aerobic jog… you’re still engaged in the best, results-oriented activity body and mind can benefit from.

Well, perhaps I’m stretching a point, if not my muscles, but the article is really interesting.

, Communications Officer for the Fed

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