As parents, it is important to instill in our children from a young age, the need to eat a healthy diet and to exercise. Exercise not only reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, it can help you lose weight and look and feel great. Reduce your chances of depression and high blood pressure by getting your blood and sweat glands pumping every day.
Encourage your child to partake in school sports as a way of keeping fit. Doing something they enjoy will seem a lot less like work than just doing random exercises.
Improve your memory and thinking skills with some heart pumping exercise. Studies have revealed that regular exercise on a daily basis, increases the size of the hippocampus which is the area in the brain that responsible for memory and learning. When we speak of exercise we mean exercise that raises the heart rate and really gets the blood pumping and the sweat glands producting.
Exercise is two-fold in the benefits it provides for brain health and function. Regular exercise improves memory and thinking. It has the ability to reduce insulin resistance, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the release of chemicals in the brain that affect the health of brain cells, the survival of new brain cells, and it encourages the growth of new blood vessels in the brain.
Exercise has the ability to promote more restful sleep. It is a great stress reliever and has the ability to lower anxiety levels. These factors often indirectly contribute to an impairment in cognitive functioning.
Regular exercise has the ability to increase your energy levels which will prevent that terrible feeling of fatigue we sometimes experience. Getting the heart pumping get blood flowing to the brain and with it the oxygen it needs to function effectively. The more oxygen your brain gets, the better it will function.
Those who have undertaken cardio exercise will know the feeling of everything yourself and the euphoric feeling of breaking into a sweat. There are things that happen inside your brain while the perspiring is happening on the outside. As you heart begins to pump more rapidly, blood rushes to your brain carrying with it oxygen. Each muscle you move sends hormones racing to your brain, these mix with a chemical BDNF which has a huge role in mood regulation, brain cell growth, and learning. Without BDNF, your brain would be unable to extract any new information and store it and your brain would be unable to make new cells.
Exercise encourages the release of serotonin,dopamine, and nor epinephrine. Serotonin is “the feel good” chemical while dopamine effects your learning abilities and your attention span. Norepinephrine has an influence over arousal, motivation, perceptions, and your attention span. During exercise, there is a heightened level of neurotransmitters in your brain which assists with focus and concentration, tension release, and they generally allow you to feel better.
Regular exercise and the increased flow of blood, oxygen, and chemicals through the brain, creates an environment that is conducive to brain growth. It has been revealed that exercising in this way only one hour per day, can cause an increase in size of the hippocampus which is a major role-player in the control of learning and memory. Bulking up your brain “muscle” allows you to offer a higher performance level when it comes to the need of concentration and focus and of course, memory recall.
It has been found that those who exercise have a definite increase in productivity on the days when exercise takes place. Boost your problem-solving abilities by taking up regular, pulse racing, blood pumping, exercise.
If you really want to perform well on your psychometric testing, you need to provide your brain with everything it needs on a regular basis and in variety. As with any muscle, if you exercise your brain in only one way or the same ways over and over, it will develop to a degree but then it will plateau. Change it up, exercise physically and mentally and gain the full benefits of a brain that is sharp and focused.
Your impending psychometric testing can place so much stress on you and by undertaking cardio exercise, you can greatly reduce the feelings of anxiety and stress related tension. The “feel good” chemicals boost your confidence and this in turn drives you to do even better. Confidence plays a huge role in how you perform on tasks that you are not all that familiar with. The more confident you feel in your own abilities, the more confident you will feel that you can accomplish tasks that are not your normal genre.
Preparing for psychometric testing involves many things that shouldn’t only be adjusted in order to achieve on the tests, they need to be lifestyle changes that will continue to improve your performance and boost your confidence throughout life. Include this with a healthy eating plan, a brilliant sleep regime, and a healthy H20 intake and believe me you are on your way to psychometric testing success.
Stop worrying so much and use the time leading up to your psychometric test as productively as possible. Improve your life in general, and everything else will fall into place. Remember the healthier and more confident you feel, the more likely you are to take risks and make decisions that you would normally not take. These could have been opportunities for success missed in the past, but that isn’t going to happen anymore.
Get that blood pumping, the oxygen flowing, and those chemical mingling an you are on your way to psychometric testing heaven. Change your lifestyle and achieve the results that will set you on the path to what you are passionate about, the path to success beyone your wildest expectations.
Train your brain mentally of course, but never underestimate the value of physical training. As with everything, a well-rounded approach is a healthy for you, your body, and your mind.