Time for a BRAIN BOOST!

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#MentalMonday!! 
Who’s ready for a Brain Boost!!??

You have the power to boost your brain health with everyday choices.

•Get physical. Exercise helps your physical condition, by strengthening your heart, to bumping up immune response. But science shows that physical activity also promotes cerebral function. Just by fitting in some physical activity for even just 30 minutes/day can increase blood flow that delivers rejuvenating oxygen and boosts neural activity. Plus, working out lowers the stress hormone cortisol (a depressor of neural growth). 

•Get mental. This brings a WHOLE OTHER meaning to my slogan “Head to Toe Fitness.It’s not just physical….it’s mental too”. I refer to Mental Mindset often when talking about living a lifestyle of health conscious choices. Playing memory games and puzzles etc. stimulate synapses. Other research suggests learning a foreign language or musical instrument can help build new neural pathways. But anything that recruits your troubleshooting and problem-solving skills flexes your mental muscle. Even practicing “neurobics” — doing a common skill in an uncommon manner, like brushing your teeth with the opposite hand — engages your mental processes.

•Get sleep. {My own personal weakness I’m working on lol} Did you know your brain uses the REM stage to help encode memories and interpret new information?! Not getting enough sleep can fog your recall and stunt learning. So work on getting some deep consistent sleep! 

So now doesn’t that make you want to get physical, mental, and some zzzz’s!!?? Sounds good to me! 👍🏻😍

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I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!

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