I arrived to San Francisco and I was instantly greeted by a wave of calm and a breath of fresh air. It was an incredible feeling that I embraced with movement. Walking provided me with the opportunity to take in the world around me in a different format then grabbing public transit or jumping in a Lyft. It was as if I was a sponge soaking up the sunlight (vitamin D) and all of the incredible ideas that came along with it. I was inspired.
I don’t know about the art program(s) that you attended, but in the ones I went through we didn’t really talk about health and wellness in the studio. I get it, we’re in art school to study art, not physical therapy, but our studio practices influence the longevity of our careers, and I believe that encouraging education about these topics should be a priority.
It’s still winter and dang it’s cold! If you’re like me, it can be hard to leave the house on days like these. Winter can be tough on the body because of the low temperatures and lack of daylight. Also, many of us don’t get enough exercise in the colder months, so our bodies ache and desire movement. Even though it’s cozy to lay in bed and work on your laptop or watch an episode on netflix, remember that it is even more important to keep the body warm and moving in the winter months. Here are a few things to try.