Your Brain Is a Powerful Thing

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We all know how powerful our brain is. It is the computer that runs our body and manages of all its functions. It can also trick you into thinking you are tired when you can push a little further. The following article on Cathe.com, How Your Brain Tricks You During Exercise and the Importance of Building Mental Toughness*, is very interesting and will help you understand why your brain makes you stop exercising even when you can keep going. Building mental toughness will get you to the next fitness level. Many people complain about plateauing and this is one of the reasons. When you quit at the first sign of fatigue or discomfort, you will never progress. There’s a difference between pain and discomfort. You should never continue exercising if you are injured or have pushed yourself so hard you are vomiting or passing out. But a little discomfort is what you want. If you are feeling fine after a workout, you have not pushed yourself hard enough. Take a look at this article and find out how to improve your mental toughness.

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*Cathe Friedrich is a fitness instructor, personal trainer, and entrepreneur who was recently inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame.

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