You may be a regular gym-goer, never missed a spin class or may be totally addicted to running in solitude. As a result, your muscles are likely stronger and leaner. But are you forgetting to workout the strongest muscle in your body? (Hint: we’re not talking about your booty-licious glutes.)
Your mind is your strongest muscle. I’ve said this once, and I’ll say it a million times more. It’s a trickle-down effect: when you have a strong mind, you are able to control your positive thoughts. With more positive thoughts, you’ll less likely be discouraged by obstacles or setbacks, will more readily push your body to new limits and ultimately enjoy life so much more!
- Perform brain exercises: Crossword puzzles, a game of Scrabble or even just changing which wrist you wear your watch on can stimulate your brain in new and interesting ways. Like your biceps, always keep your brain guessing so it doesn’t get bored and hit the dreaded plateau.
- Connect the dots: We must respect our minds for the complicated beauty that they are. That’s why I encourage you to use brain-boosting supplements to support your mental clarity and focus. Some herbs, such as ginkgo and ginseng, have been used for centuries as mental refreshers. Try swapping your afternoon java for a cup of Yogi Herbal Ginkgo Tea and enjoy a more clear-headed day.
- Set yourself up for success: Instead of working against your memory, work with it by using the Vitacost Set & Save program. You know you’ll need to refresh your supplement stock — and toilet paper, dish soap, detergent — every month or two. When you put all your must-haves on a Set & Save schedule, they’re automatically delivered to your door without a second thought. This means more room in your memory bank, so you might actually send your best friend’s birthday card on time this year. Success!
Jennifer Nicole Lee is an nternational fitness model, best-selling author and motivational speaker who has appeared on Oprah, CBS The Early Show, Inside Edition, E! Entertainment and Fox and Friends. She is the author of the The Fun Fit Foodie Cookbook and was named one of the “Three Top Females in the Fitness Industry” of 2011 by Yahoo Sports. Check out her health and fitness tip videos exclusively on the Vitacost Live Wire.