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The 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge That Actually Works

Day 28: Do mind-boosting exercises

Exercise is not only great for the body, but also for the mind. The brain, like every other muscle in the body, gets stronger the more you use it. All forms of physical exercise boost your mental abilities, improving your memory and the speed with which you process information. By increasing your heart rate, physical activity promotes the flow of oxygen to the brain, which creates an environment conducive to the growth of brain cells and neuronal connections.

Exercise also eases the mind by reducing stress, and can even reduce anxiety and depression. You can exercise your body as well as your mind through activities that require concentration and coordination along with physical exertion. Taking a dance class, for example, is a great way to exercise both the body and the mind. When your body and mind are healthy and active, it’s easier and less stressful to commit yourself to making positive changes in your life.