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5 ways how exercise makes you smarter and enhances your overall performance!

Did you think muscles and fitness are just for gym rats and elite athletes, think again! With as little as 30 minutes of moving around a day you will not only burn calories and get fit but actually sharpen your brain and enhance your overall performance!

1 – Laser sharp focus!

Research shows that the short term effect from exercise is increased focus and concentration for up to three hours. If you have an important meeting or presentation, a quick work out on beforehand will  help you be laser sharp and nail whatever task is upon you. ll thanks to the cortisol that is released from physical activity. If you have an important meeting or presentation, a quick work out on beforehand will help you get laser sharp and nail whatever task is upon you. According to Linda Hildegard Bergersen, professor at Oslo University  exercise can even slow down brain aging and Alzheimer’s

2 – Boost energy level!

Have you ever felt a bit low and unmotivated at work? The more you move, the more energized you will feel. Regular physical activity improves your muscle strength and boosts your overall endurance. This will help you to think clearer and come up with new ideas.

3 – Improves mood and memory!

You have probably heard this before, exercise releases endorphins and dopamines, which make you feel better! The Australia Study of Mental Activity and Resistance Training (SMART) hight intensity strength training has also been shown to improve memory, even for older people.Exercise will also release serotonin, which is what really will improve your mood and alleviate symptoms of depression.

4 – Better decision making

The endorphins that comes with training can also help you from taking rash decision since it also improves the prioritizing functions of the brain. After exercise, your ability to prioritize improves, allowing you to block out distractions and make both quicker and better decisions.

5 – Increased productivity

After exercising in the middle of the work day, you are more likely to be kinder to your co-workers and increase your work performance with better time management. All of this will result in a more productive day – all from just moving around!

So what I’m saying is you don’t have to be an elite athlete to experience the benefits from physical activity. You just have to get your heart rate up for 30 minutes or so a few days a week. We can all make time for that!

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