"A healthy mind in a healthy mind," goes the famous Latin saying. But is there a direct correlation for authors between being fit and healthy, and being better writers?
Yet when I do sit down to write, I feel a little sharper than before I started exercising, and as though I have more energy both for writing and for spinning out ideas.
I have yet to see, long-term, whether exercising will help or hinder my writing. (Though I haven't done as much writing as I should in the past month, it's true.) But my new exercise regime is at least having a positive effect on the size of my Writer's Bottom, which was considerable a few months ago, and is now ... well, a little less considerable!
Plenty still to work on there, alas.