Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2013 -- Exercise has long been though to improve cognitive function, and even author Henry David Thoreau quipped that his thoughts began to flow “the moment my legs began to move.” Though what was once theory is now fact as scientists have discovered that taking part in regular physical activity improves creativity and the overall thought process.
Professor Lorenza Colzato of Leiden University in The Netherlands conducted a study of volunteers who engaged in regular exercise compared with a group who lead a more sedentary lifestyle. Those who engaged in regular activity such as a walk, jog, bike ride, or exercise class tested higher and performed better on a series of cognitive creativity exams than those who were sedentary.
“Anecdotal literature suggests that creative people sometimes use bodily movement to overcome mental blocks,” advised Colzato when explaining the reason for his research. It turns out that stimulating the body also helps stimulate the brain to perform better as well.
“We think that physical movement is good for the ability to think flexibly,” he continued. “But only if the body is used to being active.” So while the creative juices might not flow right away, sticking with an exercise regimen can help improve creative thought in the long-term as well as overall wellness.
Study conductors theorize that performing exercise regularly re-trains the brain into more flexible thought patterns, allowing for creative problem solving and resolution strategies. Perhaps this is why many business companies are sponsoring fitness events when networking over business dinners or nights out at a bar. This could not only help improve overall thought process, but can lead to healthier lifestyles in business employees and their associates or partners.
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