Exercise is essential for fitness, health, and also for brain development. The problem is that when we are really busy or get tired, exercise is one of the first things we stop doing because we think we don’t have time. The busier you get the more important it is to do some form of exercise or sport.
This is where the balancing act comes into play – making sure you have enough time for exercise, study and rest and FUN (check out The Compass versus the Clock for some handy tips).
Exercise doesn’t have to be about playing serious sport or doing a workout at the gym (although these are great things too). It could just be taking the dog for a walk or kicking the soccer ball around the back yard.
There are many simple, quick things you can do to get the heart rate up and get the oxygen flowing in your bloodstream. Oxygen is essential for brain development and effective learning. When your body is awake, so is your brain. Finding motivation to study becomes much easier.