Unless you dictate verbally into some sort of recording machine, it is difficult to write whilst on your feet and mobile. I do not write at the best of mobile times, regardless the vehicle and whether it is on land, sea, or in the air. I would think that train travel would be the most conducive to writing, but I happily look out the windows for hours. Other authors are different but, still, even while in transit they are seated while they write. There are, of course, the exceptions of authors like Winston Churchill, who wrote standing up. I don't know if that is much more active, however.
Take breaks, say I. Walk around the block. Do chores. Tend to the garden if you are in a cozy back shed. Do some weeding - that's much like writing, anyway.
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Sit at your perilBy Brian Vastag
Sit, sit, sit. It’s what a lot of us do all day long. We work in cubicles (I do). We watch TV. We read. We stare at computer screens. We stare at computer screens. Did I mention that we stare at computer screens?
It’s not news that all this rump-resting is bad for your health, of course. But a big new study out of Australia puts some better numbers on how too much sitting increases the risk of death.
In people 45 years and older, sitting for 11 or more hours a day led to an increased risk of death (from all causes) by about 40 percent over four years, compared to the risk of death in people who sat just four to eight hours a day, the study found.
People plopped on their behinds for eight to 11 hours daily had about a 15 percent increase in risk of death.
And no matter how much exercise the participants reported, sitting for long periods still raised the risk of death.