Gold Medal for Enjoyment

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Two brief sections to this post: the conceptual part and the neurobics (practical) part. Conceptual: Norway won the most gold medals at the Olympics. Again. Buried deep in the Olympics coverage was a story about how Norway often wins the most medals at the winter Olympics because they don’t worry about success. There’s a cultural […]

Summer Fun Your Way to Fitness

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Put the *you* in the middle of “fun.” Keep yourself in the mindset of summer fun when pursuing summer fitness. Run…through the sprinklers. Keep fitness in the context of fun stuff and you will enjoy your summer workouts more and get more out of them.

Evidence from Scene of the Smiles

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Research Doesn’t Show That Play is Fun! I have the Nerf gun bullets to prove it. While the future benefits of fitness on brain health are important to investigate, it is equally important to appreciate the sublime and subjective experience of a single social yet challenging fitness experience.

Body at Work, Mind at Play

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Emotional fatigue doesn’t just suck, it sucks the life out of you. The emotional state of play is the remedy. Life feels heavy right now so make it feel lighter by bringing a challenge to your muscles while your mind is at play.