This is your brain without exercise.
Not trying to get preachy here, but as we are settling into 2012 and considering resolutions for the new year, getting exercise and healthy living is at the top of many lists. This article in Fast Company highlights how great creative thinkers often mistakenly trade-off healthy living for making great work. Feeling “too busy” or the “buzz of stress” can become an addictive part of the creative process, just like a double latte from LaCalombe. The author Murakami is just one example of success referenced in the article, for taking on a strict regimen of running and swimming when writing a new novel.
Here’s to more running, swimming, yoga-ing, or walks around the block in 2012!