Physical Fitness is Crucial for a Productive, Creative Mind

Jordan Mendiola
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According to Harvard Medical School, “Exercise can also boost memory and thinking indirectly by improving mood and sleep, and by reducing stress and anxiety”.“Problems in these areas frequently cause or contribute to cognitive impairment”.

A healthy mind is cultivated through having a healthy body. The two are dependent on each other. You can’t have one without the other.

Let’s use a scenario where there are two different people.

Person A exercises daily, expresses his or her creativity, and is constantly learning something new.

Person B doesn’t train, constantly has a foggy mind, is easily irritable, and manages stress by binge-watching The Office. 

Personally, I have been in both situations. Life gets extremely tough when you’re in the scenario of person B. Managing stress through entertainment rather than physical fitness is simply an escape. 

Without physical fitness, you’re not going to mentally be at your very best.

The longer you put off physical fitness, the cloudier your mind will be. I’m not saying that exercising will fix all mental health-related stressors, but it will be an integral part of being more mentally stable.

It doesn’t matter what you do. It doesn’t matter if it’s a morning run, thirty minutes of walking per day, a one-hour weight room session, or a free-weight workout in your garage.

Many individual’s productivity is very dependent on their physical well-being. 

When you’re strong, flexible, have a healthy heart, and have a lot of endurance, your mental capacity to overcome adversity will reach new highs.

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