Stanford researchers found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person's creative output increased by an average of 60 percent when walking.
Downtime can also be discovered on a daily basis. In fact, much of the research will confirm the importance of creating extra space each day. Consider these 12 Simple Strategies to Create Extra Space Each Day.
."Today sucked. You felt tense, stressed, and sulky."
Want tomorrow to be different? Want to be in a better mood the whole day? It's easy: Work out early, for about 20 minutes, before you start your day.
You probably already know that exercise is energizing. Researchers at the University of Georgia found that previously sedentary adults who started doing 20 minutes of low- to moderate intensity aerobic exercise three times a week for six weeks reported feeling less fatigued and more energized. The time of day doesn't matter; work out a little, feel a little better. Even five minutes of moderate exercise can create a mood-enhancement effect.
But one study took a different approach, focusing on the longer-term impact of exercise on mood....
I have posted articles on how to improve cognitive fitness here eg: Cognitive Fitness http://sco.lt/8a4Hsv (see 10 exercises in under the heading :Exercising the Brain). This article looks from another perspective - what mentally strong people don't do.
Strength training isn’t just for building muscle anymore .
Perhaps the most surprising benefits occur in the brain from the unique challenges presented by strength training.
It improve decision making, cognition and memory, and a boost in confidence you will take back to work.
Annette Swann's insight:
The American College of Sports Medicine have changed their guidelines for 'moderate-intensity phyiscal activity' most days of the week - to now adding strength training for all healthy adults for 2 sessions per week per major muscle group. This article includes 6 options to consider.
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Dear Lifehacker, I keep seeing the word "mindfulness" everywhere, tied to everything from losing weight to being more productive. But what does this vague word actually mean, and how can I apply mindfulness to my life?
The more hours per day that Americans with health issues use their strengths to do what they do best, the less pain, stress, worry, and anger they report. The emotional benefits are greater for those with health issues than for those without.