Today starts the first post in my new series – Fitness Facts and Tips. I am going to provide you with some “fun” fitness facts and then some tips to go along with them.
FACT: Exercise Boosts Brainpower
Did you know that exercise helps your body AND your brain? We all know that exercise increases your energy level. But did you know that exercise can boost your brainpower as well? Exercise increases the serotonin in your brain which leads to improved mental clarity. Fantastic right? Who doesn’t want their brain working better? Many researchers note that those who participate in physical activities are more productive at work.
Some business owners are starting to take note of this fact and hiring personal trainers or group fitness instructors to come to their business. Giving their employees time and a convenient place to work out is a win-win for both the business owner and the employee. For the employee it is cheaper (or FREE), no commute, and easy to fit into their schedule. And for business owners, this could mean less wasted/unproductive hours, less sick time, and lower health care costs.
Big presentation at work? Try scheduling your workout for that morning.
Writer’s block? Get out and take a walk or run.
Had a rough day at work? Consider taking a yoga or body flow class in the evening.
Dread Mondays? Schedule some fun outdoor activities (weather permitting on Sunday afternoon).
Feeling sluggish mid-day? Try some squats, jumping jacks, or pushups to get your blood flowing.
Other tips to boost your brainpower through exercise?
Have a healthy day!