If you’re a frequent runner, you might find the sport more difficult mentally than physically, and for good reason. Studies have shown that mental fatigue, a state caused by prolonged periods of demanding cognitive activity (like running), can directly impact your physical performance. The mental drain can spill over into your run, affecting how successful you’ll be at logging miles. And while the thought of meditating (i.e. quieting your mind in order to completely clear your thoughts) may seem like a surefire way to put your legs on “snooze mode,” the opposite may actually be true.
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Between celebrities shilling appetite suppressants and reality shows extolling extreme weight loss at any cost, it may seem like seeing the right number on the scale is the golden ticket to total health and happiness. But recent cultural debate and a growing body of research suggests that measuring your weight is just one piece of the wellness puzzle.
When it comes to being safe on the road, the first step is simple: Follow the rules. That might sound obvious, but I’ve seen countless people ride against red lights or act mindlessly in front of cars. Riding three or even four abreast and blocking the whole road is behavior that endangers not only the rider, but everyone else on the road as well.
What if there was a way to boost your brain power that didn’t require any extra time or effort? What’s more, doing this one thing could help stave off the gradual decline in thinking and reasoning ability that affects everyone as they age.