By Guest Blogger Mathew Heinecke, co-owner and CEO of M1nd G6m
When we think about our health and fitness, we tend to focus on exercise, diet, and sleep. Although awareness of the importance of mental fitness is growing, you still don’t see that much advertising for it. We at M1ND 6YM believe that overall health and fitness begins in the mind. Here are 5 reasons why we feel it is so important to focus on mental fitness now in today’s world.
1- It All Starts with The Mind
Where does the courage to go on a run come from? How do you find the discipline to eat an apple instead of a doughnut? Who reminds you to get to bed early? That’s right, it’s your mind. Our mind is an amazing tool that allows us to accomplish incredible things. Doesn’t it make sense that if our mind is fit, the rest will follow? It does. It is easy to see why mental fitness should be a core aspect of an overall health regimen.
2 – The Digital Age can be Stressfully Distracting
In today’s fast-paced, digital, virtual, and short attention span world, it can be difficult to focus. We find ourselves and our children spending more and more time in the digital world on our screens. Your brain is not getting much exercise scrolling through social media posts or binge-watching shows.
3 – We Need to Connect With Each Other
We all have an innate need to connect with each other. Being social is at the core of our being. According to verywellmind.com and other sources, loneliness can have several health risks associated with it, including: decreased memory and learning, depression, and even cardiovascular disease.
Recently, it has been difficult to connect with each other due to social distancing practices. Thus, making it even more important that we find ways to socialize. That is why we, at M1ND 6YM, develop our mind challenge adventures to incorporate collaboration. If you are still not comfortable visiting us in person, we do offer printable and deliverable versions you can experience at home with family and/or friends. Also, keep a lookout for our virtual events and experiences.
4 – The World is More Competitive
There are over 7.5 billion people living on earth. With the advent of the internet, more and more people have access to information and resources than before. Keeping your mind fit and creative can help give you that edge in your career, as a freelancer, business owner, or entrepreneur.
5 – Our Brains can Change and Adapt
Until recently, it was thought that our brains were limited and fixed. We now know that the brain can change, adapt, and grow throughout our lives. This is great news! It means that no matter what comes our way, we can overcome it. This is one of the main reasons we incorporate the principles of neurobics into our mind invigorating challenges. We want to be sure to keep growing those neurons and strengthening neural pathways. Thus, giving our brains a better chance to be creative and find alternate solutions to whichever problems come our way.
Boost Your Brain!
Now is the time to start working on your mind. That is where it all starts. Building a better mind will ultimately help you achieve your goals, be a better person, and enjoy life! So, get off the screens, connect with each other, and be more competitive. Mental fitness is important to your overall wellness and you can make improvements at any age.
We would love to help you with this journey and have a variety of ways to do it. Whether you visit us and try our mind challenge stations, reserve our box of puzzle deliverable adventures, download a printable, or attend an online or in-person experience, we are always working on new and unique ways to engage those brain cells. Please visit our site today to learn more about all of them at www.m1nd6ym.com.
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