dailyMYB: MOTIVATION IS MENTAL FUEL. EAT UP!
Your body isn’t the only thing that needs fuel to perform. Your brain needs to be fed, too. And just like your body can’t perform on crappy food and empty calories, neither can your brain. Negativity will stop you in your tracks. Unrealistic goals will poison your progress. Seek out the things—and people!—that propel you forward. Feed your brain content that excites it, convince it that it can succeed, give it the strength to try no matter the chance of failure, stretch past what it thinks is possible. Feed your brain those things and nothing that holds it back, tells it it’s not good enough, or compares it to unrealistic comparisons. Negativity is poison. Positivity is power. Feed your brain the fuel that pumps you up and feast on it Motivation is mental fuel. Eat up.
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MOTIVATION: your workout is making your smarter.
And you thought your booty was the only muscle gaining the benefits of your workout! Turns out your SWEATsessions are making you smarter! #brainpower
(via How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain - NYTimes.com)
The value of mental-training games may be speculative, as Dan Hurley writes in his article on the quest to make ourselves smarter, but there is another, easy-to-achieve, scientifically proven way to make yourself smarter. Go for a walk or a swim. For more than a decade, neuroscientists and physiologists have been gathering evidence of the beneficial relationship between exercise and brainpower. But the newest findings make it clear that this isn’t just a relationship; it is the relationship. Using sophisticated technologies to examine the workings of individual neurons — and the makeup of brain matter itself — scientists in just the past few months have discovered that exercise appears to build a brain that resists physical shrinkage and enhance cognitive flexibility. Exercise, the latest neuroscience suggests, does more to bolster thinking than thinking does.
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