Do you ant to be more clever? Do you want to be more efficient? I came across this wonderful infograph courtesy of Mercola Fitness and Online College Courses on how your brain benefits from exercise. I am really not surprised by these studies as most fit people in my years at school and university came out with good degrees and great jobs. Yes, they were the brain boxes!
Also, the fact that people who exercise regularly have better performance and are more productive at work is not a surprise as over the years, I have noticed that the staff that I have worked with who have active lives are more efficient than non-exercisers.
If you cannot be bothered exercising for yourself then do it for your children as Mercola says,
“Allow your child to choose activities that appeal to them and which are age appropriate. Remember that the trick to getting kids interested in exercise at a young age is to keep it fun. Gymnastics classes, sports, dance, hikes in the woods, canoeing, swimming, taking the dog for a walk… all count as “exercise” for kids (and for you!).”
“Of course, acting as a role model by staying active yourself is one of the best ways to motivate and inspire your kids. If your child sees you embracing exercise as a positive and important part of your lifestyle, they will naturally follow suit.”
So get going and help future generations be happier, disease free and have more intelligent lives.
Do you have any exercise tips for getting your child off the computer games? Do you feel more productive when exercising?