True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
Research tells us that children who exercise and play for 15 to 45 minutes before class show substantially improved concentration levels when compared to a non-active control group. And the effects are relatively long-lasting, even with smaller children, sticking around for two to four hours. Studies looking at adults have produced similar results. Exercise helps us focus. It also helps to regulate mood and sleep, and to combat stress and anxiety—all of which are integral to both current and long-term sobriety. So, if we want to stay sober, exercise is an incredibly beneficial tool.
Just for Today:
Spend at least 30 minutes exercising. Notice how this improves your ability to focus and be productive in other areas of life.