Saturday, March 5, 2011

Olivia Starke talks about Exercise!

Hey there everyone! Today we've got Olivia Starke as our guest author, and she's talking about the importance of exercise for writers.
Today I thought I’d blog on something that every author should consider adding to their writing program: a good exercise program. Working out may not be everyone’s cup of tea, maybe you hate physical exertion, but not only is exercise good for depleting those naughty fat cells, it’s an excellent way to increase brain power! Science has shown that increased blood flow to the brain raises cognitive abilities, and we writers need all the brain juice we can get when battling literary befuddlements.
Stress is a big part of our lives, and for authors who are meeting deadlines and struggling with dead end plots, we can burn out pretty quickly. Next time your head is spinning in circles, grab the dogs (or kids) and head outside for a play session. Exercise doesn’t have to be an agonizing hour on a treadmill—fresh air and sunshine with those you love can work miracles for that wayward muse inside us all. Play Frisbee or catch in the park, climb the monkeybars, swing, or anything else that brings out the kid in you and lose track of time like a five year old. I admit I love running and my Brazil butt work-out DVD, but I also make sure to mix it up with hiking with the dogs to get some fresh air. I also recently purchased a kayak and am super excited to try it out when the weather warms. Heck, I was even involved in a bellydance troupe, and it kicked my butt even though I never once felt like I was exercising.
Variety is the spice of life, and our bodies were designed to move, so try to find different ways to play that bring you joy. That’s the trick with exercise, may it a playful session. Not only will your body love you, your muse will, too!

Olivia Starke
Coming soon to the Decadent Publishing 1Night Stand series:
Familiar Desires

Ashley Adams is tired of being called Mom by her twenty-something year old coworkers so she decides to join a dating site headed by Madame Evangeline. When she is paired with a hot twenty-six year old named Justin, sparks fly as soon as they step into the elevator of the posh hotel.
There is something magical in the chemistry between the two of them, but there is something more to their physical union. A secret that Justin must wait for Ashley to discover for herself
 Thanks for joining us, Olivia!!!

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