We know that extra output results in more productivity. When we're productive and efficient, it propels us to succeedmore. Let's keep the momentum going!
We already know that regular exercise makes you healthier, happier and, well, "more attractive." But did you knowit could also make you smarter? That's the premise of an emerging area of neuroscientific research in whichscientists are exploring the neurological effects of getting your regular dose of cardio.It turns out that exercise does a lot more than getthe blood pumping; in about 60 percent of the population, it maybe responsible for the expression of a gene that floods your cells with "brain derived neurotrophic factor" – or BDNF– a protein that is thought to help with mental acuity, learning, and memory.
"For mental health benefits, what really counts is exercising on a regular basis – not the intensity. You don't haveto wipe yourself out," lead researcher Michael Hopkins tells The Huffington Post. "The basic goal is, get up andmove your whole body more than half of the days of the week." We know that physical exertion improves bloodcirculation, which in turn delivers oxygen to the brain at a faster pace and leads to sharper thinking.
Now there's even more reason to get out and get moving, even moderately. Your brain (and your heart and lungs)will thank you.