Brain Rule # 1 – Exercise – Exercise Boosts Brain Power – John Medina, Brain Rules, 2008
You know it and I know it . . . exercise improves our lives. Exercise improves our thinking and reasoning skills. We know it, yet for some reason it seems to take a back seat.
We’ve all sat in meetings or events and found ourselves drifting off. The longer we sit . . . the more lethargic we become. It’s simple . . . long meetings equal less productivity. Exercise – movement – gets blood to our brains, bringing it glucose for energy and oxygen to soak up the toxic electrons that are left over. We’ve seen the brain studies . . . movement stimulates neuron activities.
So . . . starting today, do not allow yourself to sit still for long periods of time. Get up from meetings . . . walk around . . . take control of your own brain activity. It doesn’t take discipline to “sit and listen” . . . it takes discipline to take control of your own brain activity. Boost your own productivity; activity makes us all better!