TB12 101: Cognitive
We focus on creating a mind-body connection to keep our brain and body ready every day.
To have a healthy body, you need a healthy mind. This is the key to achieving the balanced, holistic lifestyle that TB12 works toward.
The brain can be pliable, just like a muscle. Keeping our brains active is as important, if not more important, than keeping our bodies active. That is why we should spend the time and energy training our brains the same way we do our muscles.
Cognitive wellness, maintaining a positive mindset, brain training, and getting enough quality sleep are all critical for both your athletic performance and overall wellness. This starts by changing the amount of media we consume and our sleep habits to keep us focused and disciplined.
Sleep is the time when your body repairs and recovers. If you don’t get quality sleep, you won’t reach your physical or mental peak. 8 hours of cool, quiet sleep and waking up and going to bed at the same time every day gets your body on a consistent sleep cycle. Physical activity also positively affects your sleep, so try to exercise every day, even if it’s only for a few minutes.
One of the biggest negative factors to our sleep is from exposure to the blue light emitted from electronic devices before bed. It makes falling asleep more difficult, so the longer you can limit your screen time before you lie down, the better.
After this, your focus and discipline can build mental toughness to push through any barriers while we train, both physical and mental.
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