What good is financial freedom if you don't have your mind and body strong and healthy? Your wealth is your health and it is important that you remember a "me first mentality" when it comes to your overall well-being. It is so important to remember that the choices you make everyday regarding your overall health and well-being can directly correlate to your level of satisfaction and happiness. The foods you put into your body are going to determine how you feel and what your body returns back to you. The books you read and the knowledge you put in your brain can truly empower you in ways you never imagined while helping you set a positive mindset.
I am a huge believer in the way you look and feel determining how you live your life. I also understand the power that the quality of your life has on others. Colleagues, parents, and most importantly your students. You need a well-charged life battery in order to impact and inspire others!
This period is more about taking the time to help you realize and appreciate the power that your mind and body plays on your career, your money, and most importantly your life!
"Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you need to convince."-Anonymous
Building brain power
Foods and spices
Vitamins and minerals
Don't smoke, limit your drinks
Medicine for your mind and body
Burpees or this?
"Physical activity is pretty clearly linked to brain health and cognitive function. People who exercise appear to have greater brain volume, better thinking and memory skills, and even reduced risk of dementia. A recent study in the journal Neurology found that older people who vigorously exercise have cognitive test scores that place them at the equivalent of 10 years younger. It’s not totally clear why this is, but it’s likely due to the increased blood flow to the brain that comes from physical activity. Exercise is also thought to help generate new neurons in the hippocampus, the brain area where learning and memory “live,” and which is known to lose volume with age, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Starting an exercise routine earlier in life is likely the best way to go, and the effects more pronounced the younger one begins. More research will be needed, but in the meantime, enough research has shown exercise to be beneficial to the brain that it’s pretty hard not to at least acknowledge it (even if we don’t do it as much as we should)." -Forbes
Mind/body+teacher/students=better learning and success
Drawing and coloring
Want to be a "Super Ager"
A "Super Ager" is someone whose brain ages twice as slowly. They are basically losing their brain volume much slower than someone who is the same age.
Even though there is no set way to preserve brain power, research has shown that certain lifestyle traits have contributed towards stronger overall brain function and health such as:
1. Regular physical exercise that involves strength training
2. A healthy and balanced diet
3. Working the brain with challenge, puzzles, memory activities, and tasks.