Brain-Friendly Friday: Get Moving To Stay Moving

Schedule in daily movement to keep your energy levels up!

Julie Linn Teigland, a managing partner at EY, is one of the most energetic people I know.

Despite her heavy travel schedule, she is always energized and upbeat!

“What’s the key to your success?” I asked her.

“Before I speak to an audience, I love to get out and walk around the block for a couple of minutes. And don’t laugh, but I have one of those little under-the-desk pedalling machines that really keeps my energy up!”

From a neuroscience perspective, this is hardly surprising. Exercise releases a number of neurotransmitters, including endorphins and dopamine!

So, if you’re looking to break up your day and keep energy levels up, schedule regular breaks for walking, pedalling, or movement.