Most probably throughout your whole life you’ve been told to do sports, that it’s super healthy and rewarding. Well, guess what, it really is! In this article we will review the benefits it has for your brain’s activity and studying in particular. Feeling burnt out? Overwhelmed by the amount of information you’re supposed to cram? If yes, then this read is for you.
Trust me, I’ve been there. I’ve had study sessions that ranged anywhere from 8 to 14 hours a day every day. Implementing sports into my daily schedule helped me to get through this nightmare a lot easier.
So here are the benefits themselves:
It’s inevitable. Stress will always be there. It can be easily accumulated especially during end-term exams. I have colleagues that always get sick after their exams. What happens is that stress builds up and it has to come out somehow. In their case their immune system gives way and they get sick. Simple as that.
So how do we release stress? Exactly, by working out. I always feel like a new man when I leave the gym. Of course, everyone has his own strategy (if any) and if it’s working then fine but surely, sports is one of the best out there.
I’m sure you know the consequences of stress but anyway, here are some of the most common and those that I’ve experienced:
- Sleeplessness (Insomnia);
- Muscle weakness;
#2. It’s a restart.
Whether you’ve been sad, angry, depressed or anything whatsoever, hitting the gym will make you a new person. It’s like another reality where you can forget about all your problems for a certain period of time
#3. It boosts hormone production.
Human growth hormone, testosterone, dopamine, endorphins. They all generally make you stronger and happier.
#4. It Detoxifies your body.
This one speaks for itself but when we sweat we get rid of all kinds of toxins that we have accumulated with stress and unhealthy food. By the way, the smell of your sweat strictly correlates with your level of toxins so think about that.
#5 Strengthens muscles.
Do you experience back pain? Neck pain? Well, I do. Fortunately sports are here to fix that. Of course, it depends on how and what you work out but generally you should try to strengthen the muscles on the two sides of the spinal cord (Erector Spinae) and the muscles of the core.
Trust me, working out does wonders and boosts studying significantly. If you don’t feel like committing to it daily at least start doing regular walks so you don’t have to sit all the time. And remember, intensive reading strains the eyes. By the end of my 2nd course my whole group started wearing glasses and that includes me.
So all in all, don’t be that serious about it, it’s not the end of the world if you fail an exam or two.
Health should always come first!