Workouts improve creativity
People often term those who train with weights as ‘dumb muscleheads.’ Bodybuilders are believed to be dull, boring and non-resourceful. However, science firmly says that intense exercises increase creativity!
Researchers at Middlesex University in England asked their test subjects to think and come up with unusual uses for tin cans and cardboard boxes. Subjects who worked out for 25 minutes before beginning the task came up with several innovative uses. Researchers said that workouts improved more than just their mood.
Part of therapy
According to Kate Hays, PhD., sport psychologist, workouts trigger deeper self-awareness. Psychologists Hays and Wes Sime, PhD., at University of Nebraska, regularly use workouts to trigger creativity in their clients during therapy sessions. Sime says that training frees up the individual so that both thoughts and words flow easier.
Judy Torel, therapist and owner of Sweat Shop Fitness and Wellness Facility in Albany, New York, says exercise unlocks deeply buried memories that a person does not easily recollect.
Weight training also regulates output of hormones such as testosterone and growth hormone, and releases endorphins. These help a person to maintain health, lean body mass, feel invigorated and above all, attain a sense of accomplishment.
_ C. Lakshmi Kumar