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  • Distract yourself with an iPod or other portable media player to download audiobooks, podcasts, or music. Many people find it’s more fun to exercise while listening to something they enjoy.

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Fitness Tips: Stay Healthy, Manage Stress

For the biggest benefits of exercise, try to include at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity physical activity (e.g. brisk walking) each week, 1¼ hours of a vigorous-intensity activity (such as jogging or swimming laps), or a combination of the two.

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  • Find forms of exercise that are fun or enjoyable. Extroverted people often like classes and group activities. People who are more introverted often prefer solo pursuits.

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Set A Goal
  • Set small daily goals and aim for daily consistency rather than perfect workouts. It's better to walk every day for 15-20 minutes than to wait until the weekend for a three-hour fitness marathon. Lots of scientific data suggests that frequency is most important.

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Warm Up
  • 5 X 30: Jog, walk, bike, or dance three to five times a week for 30 minutes.

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  • Allot some time a day, say 15 to 20 minutes, to worry about problems.
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How to improve concentration: 12 science based tips and more
  1. Train your brain. Playing certain types of games can help you get better at concentrating (sudoku, chess etc)
  2. Get your game on. Brain games may not be the only type of game that can help improve concentration
  3. Improve sleep
  4. Make time for exercise
  5. Spend time in nature
  6. Give meditation a try
  7. Take a break
  8. Listen to music.
  9. Try quitting on meat and animal products (evidence based)
  10. Drink caffeine- no problem if you wish to avoid it but studies do show caffeine can benefit your focus span
  11. Try supplemets for the following- b12, omega 3, folate, choline, vit k etc
  12. concentration workout such as doodling

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