Carolyn Phillips Talks Boosting Brain Fitness

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Fit-inista Carolyn Phillips– our on air personal trainer– is back with more tips to get you in shape and what you need to do to stay that way!

Want more energy?  One of the things you can do to feel better and have more energy is keeping your brain fit!  Carolyn has some tips on exercises you can do to boost your brain activity…

1.  Yoga

Yoga is an exercise that makes you perform different movements and sequences, which helps your brain work in a different way that a repetitive exercise like running.

2.  Water Intake

If you’re dehydrated at all, it has been proven you will feel lethargic and lackluster.

3.  Visual Cues

If you have a messy office or room, clutter shows lower levels of energy in that kind of environment.

4.  Nutrients

Nutrients are very highly connected to your energy level, and there are some specific foods which will help improve your memory and thinking skills.  This time of year, pumpkin seeds are great, packed with zinc and are vital for enhancing memory and thinking skills.  Blueberries help delay short term memory loss, and tomatoes can help protect against free radical damage to cells.

5.  Avoid “Bad Stuff”

Cut down on things loaded with sugars and high fructose corn syrup– these will give you a quick energy boost, yes, but it’s followed by a big crash, and that won’t help your body or your mind.

For more from Carolyn Phillips, check out FitBehavior.com, or for all things stretching, life, love and happiness, go to Carolyn’s blog at CarolynsMenuofLife.com

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