[Do You Need to Study? Then Go Exercise.] 【想好好學習?那先運動一下吧!】

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[Do You Need to Study? Then Go Exercise.]

By: Jacobus DU PLESSIS (HSBC Prosperity Hall)

Image: blog.skyo.com

Did you know that exercise and your mental well-being are inextricably linked? So next time before you skip football, dancing or rugby practice to study for your midterms or to do an assignment, think again.

The benefits of exercise are well researched and not only effect your overall health, but also have numerous mental benefits.

  1. Exercise reduces stress – a moderate amount of exercise each week will reduce your anxiety and keep you feeling full of energy. And it’s good cycle because the more energy you have the more work you’ll get done and thus the less stress you’ll have. Eureka!
  2. Exercise improves memory – Aerobic exercise (the kind that gets you out of breath and sweating) boosts the size of your hippocampus, the part of the brain which governs learning and verbal memory.

Sure all of these sound great, but I’m sure the biggest problem for most of us is not that we don’t know exercise is good for us, rather that we don’t like exercise. Well, of course exercise does require some effort, but fear not! It isn’t necessary to adopt Lance Armstrong’s exercise schedule. Instead minor improvements in your lifestyle can lead to big bonuses. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Take the stairs instead of the lift.
  2. Walk instead of taking public transport (if your destination is close by).
  3. Go for a light jog with a group of friends.
  4. Join a social sports team or hiking group.

So there you go, now you have no excuse for not becoming a genius through exercise.

 

【想好好學習?那先運動一下吧!】

文: Jacobus DU PLESSIS (滙豐業昕堂)

譯: 李亞男 (胡應湘爵士伉儷堂)

圖: blog.skyo.com

你知道運動鍛煉和心理健康之間難捨難分的關係嗎?下一次,當你為了準備期中考試或是做功課,而打算缺席足球、舞蹈或橄欖球訓練時,請三思。

現在有許多有關鍛煉益處的研究,鍛煉不僅能影響整體健康水平,還有利於心理健康。

1.運動有助於緩解壓力——每週適當的鍛煉能減輕焦慮,讓你充滿活力。同時,這也是一個良好的循環。能量越充沛,完成的工作越多,那麼壓力也就越輕。新技能get!

  1. 運動有助於提高記憶力——海馬體是大腦的組成部分之一,主宰著學習與非文字記憶,而有氧運動(能讓你呼吸急促且流汗)則能夠極大地擴充其容量。

以上所有聽起來棒極了,但我相信對於大多數人來說最大的困難不是我們不了解鍛煉的好處,而是我們本身就不喜歡鍛煉。的確,鍛煉需要付出很多努力,但別怕,我們畢竟不用遵循阿姆斯特朗的鍛煉表。細微地改善生活方式就能帶來巨大的回報。以下是一些建議:

1用爬樓梯取代乘坐升降機。

2.如果目的地較近,用步行取代公共交通。

3.和朋友們一起慢跑。

4.加入社會體育隊或者登山組織。

現在,想成為天才的你再也沒有藉口不去做運動了。

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