Great News: You’re Getting Smarter as you Work Out (and you didn’t even know it!)
Overhead Squat 5-5-5-5-5
Complete as many rounds as possible in 7 minutes of:
7 DB Push Press (45/30)
7 Pull-upsDo you believe, as I do, that your brain, just like the other organs and muscles in your body, improves with use, and declines with underuse and age? To me, that makes perfect sense, use your brain, and keep it functioning well. But what surprised me is learning that your brain also responds to physical exercise, in and of itself. From a recent article in the NY Times How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain, in a study done with mice, “Animals that exercised, whether or not they had any other enrichments in their cages, had healthier brains and performed significantly better on cognitive tests than the other mice. ‘Only one thing had mattered,’ Rhodes says, ‘and that’s whether they had a running wheel.”
Whether you know it or not, you’re physically strengthening the neural pathways in your brains when you work out – improving your ability to think clearly now and later in life!
How’s THAT for great Tuesday morning news?!