New Year, New You
We all do it, look in the mirror on January 1st and resolve that we are going to make a change. We make our mental list, set our goals and enthusiastically get started. For some of us, the days progress and the enthusiasm dwindles and we slowly lose the “New Year’s Day” momentum and we fall back into the not so healthy habits.
We all know that exercise is the one change we all have on that daunting list. We understand that exercise keeps us feeling good, reduces stress, and strengthens our body. But there is an added benefit to exercise. According to a Florida Today article “How exercise can boost work performance” dated January 14, 2018, exercise also does the following:
Enhances thinking ability
Helps us process and remember new information more effectively
Improves our ability on cognitive tasks
Helps us keep a positive attitude
With that said, you don’t have to spend hours in the gym. A Harvard Medical School study showed that just 150 minutes per week gives you the above benefits. Okay, I know what you are thinking…but it’s only 30 minutes a day and if that seems like a lot, then 10 to 15 minutes a day is the place to start.
You can do this!
For the Erdman Team, the 2018 Fitness Challenge is just around the corner. So get those walking, running or cycling shoes ready!