Focused?

Fitness Fact: How focused are you? Harvard University released a report last month in which they found people were distracted 47% of the time while engaging in vigorous physical or mental activities. The participants reported to be happier, and with an 89% lowered stress level, when doing things during which their mind didn’t wander.  Examples of these things were group fitness classes, talking to a close friend or family member or having sex.  When the body has a “break” from stress it increases metabolism by greatly reducing the amount of Cortisol the body can produce. Cortisol is a steroid hormone, more specifically a glucocorticoid, produced by the zona fasciculata of the adrenal gland. It is released in response to stress and a low level of blood glucocorticoids. Its primary functions are to increase blood sugar through glycogenolysis and suppress the immune system.

Spread the word. Share this post!

Meet The Author

Invest In Your Health

Whole life centered Fitness and Nutrition, focused on educating, supporting and inspiring individuals on their own unique wellness journeys.