A Perk of Prime I Didn’t Know I Had

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For the last week or so, I’ve been taking advantage of a perk of  Amazon Prime I didn’t realize was there. Among the shows and movies you can stream through Instant Video, there is a collection of exercise videos.

Here they are, in case you are curious.

The collection is heavy on Jillian Michaels, though I haven’t tried any of her videos yet. Somehow I think a Jillian Michaels yoga video would be somewhat less than peaceful. There are several from Denise Austin, who never fails to make me smile, as goofy as she is, and her workouts do work. And I’ve now discovered Billy Blanks Jr., son of Billy Blanks, inventor of Tae Bo. His workouts are fun, intense if you put in the effort, and leave you wanting to do them again, if only to get the moves right.

There’s a lot we focus on as writers, most of it centering on the area from our brains to our fingertips. But moving, getting blood flowing, distracting yourself from the completely cerebral with the physical is essential to overall well-being and productivity as a whole.

So why not take advantage of something that’s already there? On the other hand, full confession time, doing these videos prompted me to purchase five more (all under $6 each for the DVDs), so maybe that was the point all along.

Oh well. Can’t wait to see what I cue up for today.

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