Does Exercise Make You More Creative? Go Take a Walk and Let Us Know!

“The moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.”

~Henry David Thoreau

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People have said for ages that exercise, particularly walking, can help with creativity and stimulate clear thinking. And there’s been a rash of recent articles about it, as well.

When I was younger, I thought good storytelling was fueled by whiskey, nicotine and coffee. Ha! It turns out that healthy living is as good for writing as it is for your waistline.

And in business, corporations are embracing wellness and health campaigns, encouraging employees to use the gym, bicycle to work or simply walk more often — even if it’s just by parking at the far end of the lot or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

I like the gym for this. And yoga, which requires my full attention and, somehow, frees up brainpower, too. And now with this beautiful spring weather calling us outside, here’s a roundup of, not only quotes by brilliant people of the past, but also some newer articles to help free your creativity by freeing your body first.

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