Exercise & running.
Come on now, don’t grimace.
You know, as well as I know, that it is so good for you; however, just because it is indeed good for us…
Making our brains all nice and spiking with energy!?
[via Gizmodo] Exercise Makes You Smarter By Giving Your Brain Extra Energy
Everyone knows exercise is good for you, and studies have previously shown that it can boost learning and even stave off dementia in later life—though nobody knew why.
New research suggests, though, that it’s because the brain takes advantage of energy delivery systems just as much as your muscles.
When you exercise, your muscles create something called mitochondria—tiny structures in cells that provide the body with energy. It turns out brain cells also get a boost in mitochoindira when you exercise, according to research, which appears in the Journal of Applied Physiology, by J. Mark Davis, a physiologist at the University of South Carolina. [Read More]
That does not mean we can ALL be inspired to do it.
Some of us?
Just need that extra bit of motivation, to get us going.
For these people, I give you…
[via New Scientist] You’re in a helicopter flying over a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested wasteland, heading towards a small outpost of survivors known as Abel Township. Your mission is top secret. All of a sudden, a figure appears out of the woods toting a rocket launcher and shoots your aircraft down.
You survive the crash, but hordes of undead are closing in on you from all sides, eager to taste your flesh. There’s only one option: you’ve got to run. Run for your life.
This might sound like the opening sequence of the latest George A. Romero flick, or possibly even the start of some zombie shoot ‘em up game, but it’s actually the opening of a new iPhone sports app designed to help you run faster and for longer. The principle is simple: convince yourself you’re being chased by zombies, gain a quick adrenalin boost, run faster.
Zombies, Run! is primarily an immersive audio experience. You pop in your headphones, open the app on your iPhone and go for a run. While running, you listen to an intricate story written by award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman, detailing your adventures trying to escape the marauding zombie hordes which now dominate the landscape.
While you’re out running, your progress is monitored and the sound of the undead groaning in pursuit is played through your headphones. As the zombies get closer, the sound gets louder and the groans become ever more chilling.
You have to run faster to escape. [Read More]
Run for your lives (making your brains all super-charged and juicy!), you lazy bums, you!
R U N!
Cause if the thought of zombies munching on your brains doesn’t get you all up and running (FOR YOUR LIVES)…
I do not know what will.
Will definitely do it.
Why was that necessary?!