Not too long ago, people thought that the body was distinctly separate from the mind (which was a “good thing” since the mind had some form of independence from the human body). Everyone believed in this until medical science started disproving this theory.
Current studies show that the link between the mind and the body is so strong that if anything bad should happen to the body, the mind will also take a hit. On the flip side, if you do something good to your body, your brain health will also get immense benefits.
In fact, exercise has been proven time and time again as an efficient and very natural way to improve your mind’s ability to process information quickly. And this ability is the strong foundation of a powerful mind, no matter what you want to accomplish with it, be it computing numbers more quickly or maximizing creativity.
You need to integrate regular exercise in your daily routines to keep your body and mind fit and strong. Medical science now recommends exercise for a host of problems because it simply works. Exercise not only burns excess calories but it also helps keep the brain stimulated and healthy.
The mind-body connection is real, so don’t ignore this particular approach. If you want your brain to be really powerful, you can do that by strengthening your body first. Your brain health will increase by the same amount as the rest of the organs in your body.
Some people fall into the trap of using food to stimulate their mind and creative juices. This is not just harmful to the body; the practice of just giving into food cravings is a sign that you are associating food with good feelings. So, if you have a habit of grabbing a bag of chips or sugary soda when you need some “thinking inspiration,” next time try working out instead.
Remember, you don’t have to lift heavy weights to get a good workout. The best workouts will be enjoyable because you chose the activity yourself. Physical fitness does not need to be excruciating; if it’s something you like to do in the first place, you won’t have to force yourself to do it. You can try dancing or even mixed martial arts (MMA) if that’s what you want. Just make sure that the activity that you choose will be the focus of your new physical fitness regimen. You should be able to exercise regularly (and by regularly, I mean 3-5 times a week).
Here are some activities that will surely give you a good workout; choose one, two, or even four activities that you think you would find enjoyable and try therm out before you focus on one in the long run.
You will find more tips on brain health in the “Increasing Your Brain Power” eBook.