Why Physical Health Links You To A Successful Life

“A healthy lifestyle not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood.” ~Unknown

The latest exercise science links strength and power with improved cognitive functions and bigger brains. One study shows that regular exercise can halt sarcopenia or muscle aging, especially in your 50s and 60s. Another study has shown that exercise boosted the cognitive skills of Alzheimer’s patients. You might be saying, well how do these studies apply to me and my everyday life? I don’t have Alzheimer’s and I’m not in my 50s or 60s! Here’s how…

When you exercise, your brain releases chemicals to your body that boosts your processing power and increases the mass of your grey matter.

When you exercise, you are pushing your body and pushing your mind to work harder than its resting state.

Exercising takes mental discipline. You have to CHOOSE to wake up early every morning to run or go to the gym or do yoga.

During exercise, you have to build up not only the physical strength but the mental stamina to push yourself to run longer, to stretch farther, to lift more weight and get your workout done.

To achieve great physical health you must set goals for yourself, just like you need to set goals for a successful life.

Exercising teaches YOU to be your own motivator. Because, in the end, no one else is going to do the exercise for you. Now one else can make you wake up early each day to get your workout in. No one else is going to push you to keep going. That’s what you have to do for yourself. And THAT’S what success is all about. Just like with your body, you have to take responsibility and be disciplined enough to produce results with your life. YOU control what you see in the mirror each day just like you control the way you live your life. Build up the strength to LOVE what you see when you look in the mirror and LOVE your life.

 

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2016/feb/04/how-your-physical-health-controls-your-mental-success

 

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