I love triathlons: the churn of bodies in the swim, the crazy thrill of cycling down a hill, and the gritty challenge of getting off your bike and running on legs that feel like rubber.
But saying “yes!” to triathlon means saying “no!” to a million pleasures. It means embracing a rigorous training schedule, learning to fuel well, and (aaghh!!) drinking far less beer.
We all get the importance of exercise. We spend precious time and resources going to the gym, participating in sporting events and hiring coaches to up our game. But here’s the irony: we focus a lot on the body and only a little on the brain—the organ that organizes our lives.
What you’ll see below is a triathlon for your brain: three disciplines to fuel your energy, focus your thinking, and re-engage your humanity.
Your brain is metabolically expensive—it only comprises two percent of your body weight, yet it burns an incredible 20% of your body’s fuel reserves.
If you allow your brain to run low on energy, two big things will happen that will change the course of your day:
This post is based on content from Brady Wilson's latest book, Beyond Engagement: A Brain-Based Approach That Blends the Engagement Managers Want with the Energy Employees Need.
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