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My Workout Routine: The Science of Exercise for a Sharper Mind

My name is Jim Kwik, the founder of Kwik Brain Universe, author of the best-selling book LIMITLESS and host of the #1 brain performance podcast, Kwik Brain. I am a world leading expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. After a childhood brain injury left me learning-challenged, I made it my life’s mission to create strategies to dramatically enhance mental performance. Once I was able to turn my own learning challenges around, I dedicated my life to helping people like you unleash your true genius and brainpower to learn anything faster and live a life of greater power, productivity, and purpose.

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What is the connection between physical exercise and your mental well-being.

You’ve heard me say, as your body moves, your brain grooves. That’s because when you engage in physical activity, remarkable things happen inside your brain. Exercise doesn’t just impact your physical health. It has a direct and profound influence on your mental health and brain function.

On today’s episode, I’m going to go on a deep dive into the brain science of exercise. Your brain needs mental stimulation, but research shows that if you want to operate at peak performance levels, you also need consistent physical activity.

As a cognitive performance coach, I’m frequently asked about the secrets to improving brain power. And one of the most effective strategies I’ve discovered is incorporating regular exercise into your routine. Listen in as I reveal some of the incredible benefits exercise has on your body, brain, mood, and performance, and different ways you can make movement a regular part of your day.

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  • Exercise increases this in your brain. Here’s why that’s important. [2:30]
  • This is released when you exercise and has some incredible brain benefits. [3:39]
  • If you want to achieve anything in life—including a consistent workout routine—ithelps to have this. [4:42]
  • You don’t have to start all at once. Here’s how Jim got started. [5:31]
  • This is the key to make exercise part of your regular routine. [5:56]
  • When you incorporate exercise into your daily activities, you’ll notice these immediate benefits. [8:18]
  • Multiple studies show how different types of exercise improves overall brain health and cognitive function. [8:37]
  • If you’re struggling to start, try this. [10:17]
  • Balance your mental activity with physical activity by remembering these 3 R’s. [11:21]
  • This is the primary reason you have a brain. [12:47]
  • Challenging yourself physically you build this. [13:23]
  • Take a screenshot, tag me (@JimKwik), and tell me one new exercise or commitment you’re going to make that’s good for your body.
  • Be sure to watch the video for this episode to see some of the daily exercises Jim does with his personal trainer.
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  • Studies mentioned in this episode:
    • Harvard Medical School study on cardio and brain health, here.
    • University of British Columbia study on aerobic exercise and improved cognitive function, here.
    • Study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on exercise and the hippocampus, here.
    • University of Sydney study on resistance training and brain health, here.
    • Harvard Health Publishing research on strength training and brain health, here.

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