Get on a bike. Go on a long walk. Go for a run. If you are a swimmer, do that.
Substitute your own activity - anything that involves a journey powered by you will work.
I personally just got off of my bike. I have been putting it off way to long and I know better. One result is this blog post. Additional results from my ride were, clarity on how to best communicate our vision and a new tagline to try on our home page, so you get where I'm going with this post...
All of these things came from that single ride - and this is isn't something unique to me. It's documented by peer reviewed, grade-A science that these things are true:
- Exercise creates a cascade of positive benefits in your biochemistry and your brain.
- Problem-solving is enhanced, as is creativity, when we allow the parts of our brain that synthesize information to work and then quiet our pre-frontal cortex enough to hear what it's telling us.
- Yep it's the old "health, happiness and longevity" thing. If you cycle, swim, or hike (sorry runners, cartilage is not forever...) you'll see people 75-year-olds out there who look great. I know guys, and ladies, well into their 50's and 60's who demonstrate this.
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