It would be awesome if you could pluck just one activity from a bunch of options and do that one thing to stay fit. In reality it’s not quite that simple. To me, fitness is a whole bunch of interwoven components. Diet, exercise, good mental health and a fit mind all play a part in overall fitness and wellness. Today I’m focusing on keeping your mind fit. Below you’ll find several of my favorite activities to do just that:
Reading is one of my favorite ways to keep sharp. I can escape in the pages of a book and even learn a thing or two while I’m at it. Reading can be both stimulating and relaxing so it provides dual benefits.
Continued education is a great way to keep your mind fit. There are so many resources you can utilize to keep learning both free and paid. Smartly has become a favorite place for me to kill a few minutes while learning something new. Their free business courses are broken down into little chunks that are well thought out and presented in a fun and easy to understand format.
Seeking formal education through online or in-person classes can be another great method for keeping your mind fit. Whether it’s just a course or two or you jump in and commit to a whole degree formal education can be the perfect way to help you stay sharp.
It seems like everyone has a hectic life anymore and even if you really don’t have that much going on the constant notifications on your phone, continuous news feeds and other tech-related distractions can be enough to make anyone’s mind race. Taking a break and unplugging mentally can be a huge help for keeping your mind fit. Great ways to relax include yoga, meditation, walking, journaling or even coloring. Find something that you enjoy and make sure you spend at least a few minutes a day giving your mind a break.
These are just a few ways of keeping your mind fit, but this list is not all-inclusive. What are some ways you like to stay sharp?
About the Author
Alicen Ronan is a Kansas City personal trainer, fitness coach and writer. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2009 when she decided that she wanted to help others make positive lifestyle changes. She is available for personal training and fitness coaching 7 days a week both in the Kansas City metro and virtually.
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