I’m studying hard this week for an exam

so if I miss a post that’s why 🙂


although I’m hoping to get them all written

in advance – if I’m organised enough


The exam is in advanced nutrition

I do know most of it and it’s a good refresher

but there are some great bits that are new

and I’ve been a bit of a geek getting all excited

and boring Ryan with it


I was chatting with one of my clients – Adam


and he asked if I will ever stop studying

my answer was no


as most of studying involves science

which changes through time

but since then I’ve been thinking about it


I actually enjoy studying

but then I’ve always been a book worm

I also enjoy learning

building my own websites and software

I really enjoy jigsaws (I do one a night)


so I guess I like the process of piecing things together


Now, there is a health and lifestyle lesson here

which involves exercising your brain

> mental exercise


two of my favourite subjects…


Alzheimers disease is common later in life

actually not long after retirement

there is a theory it settles in once you stop using your brain

I’m not saying retirement causes it

but it might activate it

and the old saying ‘if you don’t use it you lose it’

springs to mind


So, how can mental exercise help you?

If you are in the same mental routine every day

> make and eat breakfast

> drive to work

> type the same stuff all day

> drive home

> make and eat dinner

you are living on autopilot


i.e. your ‘box of lights’ aint too bright

your level of thinking, assessing, reacting, learning

are reduced and maybe even asleep


btw I would just like to say to my clients here

that this won’t include you so much

as I put plenty of mental exercise into your workouts 🙂


answer this…

when did you last read a book or study for and sit an exam

what do you do each day that challenges your brain

when you exercise are you on the treadmill

or are you getting technically involved


what phobias do you have

are you good at english or maths

do you work on your weaknesses or avoid them


what about your self development?

do you lack certain knowledge or skills

is that holding you back from promotion

or from doing what you really want to do


Can you memorise things?

phone software means we don’t learn

telephone numbers any more…

do you know your bank sort code and account no

off by heart?


can you make yourself more intelligent?

you can certainly make yourself more knowledgeable

I’m sure there will be a few things on your mind now

that could do with improving


so come up with one thing you can start with

and email me it!



p.s. doing some mental exercise will also improve your mood


Carolyne is the owner of Fit Strong Females with a Studio in Glasgow City Centre and an Online Membership Site, with 18 years experience. She is also a Fitness, Success and Food Blogger, Author and Writer. You can contact her at carolyne@fitstrongfemales.com or find more information at fitstrongfemales.com 

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