Lifting weights = Lifting IQ
While studies have shown that a fast paced aerobic workout, like Shaun T.’s Insanity workout, increases connections among neurons, (AKA neurons are hookin’ up and scoring in your brain) new research is revealing that strength training may also be beneficial like P90x or P90x2. Working out with free-weights or resistance bands can enhance brain function and decision-making skills. (Study from Univ of British Columbia)
SCREEEEEECH!! Wait a minute…I know there are really bulked up people who are pretty dumb. That’s because working out is soooooo easy to do EVERYONE can do it, including especially the dumb people who are “juicing” and you are smarter than most of them, right? Anyway, back to the main point.
Additionally, emerging research suggests that resistance training can up levels of BDNF (Brain-derived neurotropic factor) (or LEVEL UP),a protein Mmmmm…protein that nourishes neurons. “It’s like Miracle-Gro for the brain, says Terry Eckmann, a professor of human performance at Minot State University, in North Dakota.
Haven’t you ever wondered why exercise “clears your mind” and helps you focus? I love exercising and achieving one of my goals of being ripped and strong like Batman as well as lean and agile like spiderman. P90x is “easy to do. It’s also easy to not do” but doing something every day is what will make you get the results that you want.
Awesome Quote #16
“A man can fail many times and he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” John Burroughs
(Source Healthy Living Magazine The Brain Equation by Sally Wadyka)