Working out is not just good for your body, it’s good for your brain as well. It’s benefits include: Helps repair brain cells Improves your memory Increases your attention span Improves decision making skills Assists in the growth of nerve cells and blood vessels Increases multi-tasking and planning abilities.
You can’t out-exercise a bad diet. Nutrition is 80% of the equation, make sure you are tracking what you eat and drink.
Boost blood circulation and reduce fatigue with a 60-second at-your-work desk stretch once every hour. Do these three exercises from The Women’s Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts: Rag Doll. Sit on the edge of your chair and slump your upper body forward over your legs so your chest rests on your knees. Wrap your …
Don’t eat carbohydrates for at least an hour after exercise. This will force your body to break down and burn body fat, instead of using the food you are eating now. Stick to fruit and fluids during that hour, but avoid carbs.
Alternate the intensity of your workout. This will rev up your metabolism and prevent burnout or boredom. This will also give your body a jolt, improve your fitness more quickly and help you lose weight faster.
Practice Neurobics! What is that you ask? American researchers coined the term ‘neurobics’ for tasks which activate the brain’s biochemical pathways and to bring new pathways online that can help to strengthen or preserve brain circuits. These activities get your brain fizzing with energy. Brush your teeth with your ‘other’ hand, take a new route to work or …
After a workout, quench your thirst with water rather than a sports drink, which could contain more calories than you just burned.
Take a left instead of a right on your walk or run. Changing up your routine keeps your enthusiasm revved.
Turn grocery shopping into an exercise session. At the grocery store, park your cart at one end of the aisle, then walk up and down the aisle to select items.
When taking the bus or train, get off one or two stops before your destination and squeeze in a short walk.