In the current issue of Wisdom magazine, Sarah Cimperman, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, talks about improving and protecting memory.

“Experts now understand how sleep, exercise, diet, botanical medicine and stress management can improve and protect memory,” says Cimperman.

Don’t care about improving your memory?

It doesn’t matter. These things will help you improve your performance on the field, in the classroom or in the boardroom, too.

Let’s look at the mental side of sports…

An average tennis match lasts about 90 minutes.

Do you know how many of those minutes you are actually playing?

About 18.

18 minutes.

The rest of the time you are thinking, switching sides, picking up balls, etc.

With that said, how often do you work on the rest of those 72 minutes that you are not playing?

Do you work on your focus, relaxation/stress reduction and motivation/activation?

Great ways to cross-train, and manage stress are yoga (my personal favorite), meditation, breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, and qi gong, according to Cimperman.

We all need focus, but we need to work on it just as much as we work on our bodies, otherwise you will be like the boy in MESSAGE #412

Thanks for reading.

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