Overtraining syndrome: what it is and how to avoid it
Pushing your body to reach new levels of fitness requires commitment and effort that are intense and challenging.
But without the right balance of rest and recovery you could end up with a long-term fatigue condition called overtraining syndrome.
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A paper published in 2009 called "Mental fatigue impairs physical performance in humans" showed that if the people do something that causes mental fatigue (computer games in this case) and then exercises, the perception of effort during physical exercise seems much higher than if there was less or no mental fatigue. Those who suffer from mental fatigue are likely to quit 15 percent earlier during training.
Professional athletes do not suffer to the same extend amateurs do.
Elite athletes require a bigger dose of mental fatigue before their performance suffers, perhaps because they build up a functional immunity to mental fatigue. But when it happens, a possible solution could be to taper of mentally before competitions or perhaps special brain endurance training.
The average adult spends 36 % (or about one-third) of his or her life asleep.
Purpose of Sleep:
The first purpose of sleep is restoration.
Every day, your brain accumulates metabolic waste as it goes about its normal neural activities. Sleeping restores the brains healthy condition by removing these waste products. Accumulation of these waste products has been linked to many brain-related disorders.
The second purpose of sleep is memory consolidation.
Sleep is crucial for memory consolidation, which is responsible for your long term memories. Insufficient or fragmented sleep can hamper your ability to remember facts and feelings/emotions.
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Momentum is created or destroyed every day with the first few decisions you make.
If you learn to master your day, you’ll learn how to master your weeks, months, years, and life.
Nutrition: Quality of food you put into your body matters.
Oxygen: The amount of oxygen your brain gets determines how well it functions.
Information: If the brain isn’t firing, it’s not wiring, and this ages it.
Love: The brain thrives on physical touch and emotional connection.