As the new year approaches, physical fitness is at the forefront of many people’s minds, when deciding on their New Year’s Resolutions. While being in good physical shape goes a long way in preserving your health, mental sharpness does, too. That being said, why should you have to choose between them? The truth is, you don’t! Having both, good physical and mental strength is beneficial to a well-rounded healthy lifestyle.
The Time Crunch
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be daunting to find the time to workout at all, never mind the struggle of finding time to focus on your physical and mental well-being. That is why the innovative approach of merging mental and physical training is so revolutionary. People can enhance their physical fitness while simultaneously strengthening their mind. This method saves time and encourages people to consider all areas of wellness rather than just their physical well-being.
What the Experts Say
According Tracie Rogers, Ph.D., an exercise psychologist with the American Council on Exercise, it is possible to tap into the mental advantages that physical exercise naturally creates. Tapping into an elevated heart rate, hormonal changes, and bursts of energy brought on by physical exercise make it possible to engage in mentally challenging tasks simultaneously. Cardio exercise, such as running appears to be best for brain health. That’s because it increases a person’s heart rate, “which means the body pumps more blood to the brain,” states Ozioma Okonkwo, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
SMARTfit has created solutions that combine mental and physical training that provides the ideal foundation for improving your body and mind in an engaging way. There are a variety of multi-sensory Brain and Body programs to choose from. Our SMARTfit programs include cardio exercises, such as running, jumping, throwing, kicking, that focus on your unique ability levels and goals.
SMARTfit, Inc.’s systems combine brain fitness with body fitness improving physical, sensory, and cognitive performance creating an engaging, multisensory experience for all ages and abilities. Our SMARTfit™ exercise technology utilizes the latest in Brain Body Exercise Science to bring you a unique solution that improves mental and physical fitness. To learn more contact us at 1-800-900-8542 x 110.