The Power Up #7: 80+ Fresh ideas to train your mind & body, boost your confidence & productivity

Your weekly round-up of wisdom, habits, inspiration and practical solutions, including 80+ fresh ideas to train your mind & body, boost your confidence & productivity
#7: 80+ Fresh ideas to train your mind & body, boost your confidence & productivity
Welcome to issue #7 of The Power Up, the new curated email magazine from Man Body Spirit. 

Every day I scour the Internet in search of wisdom, habits, inspiration and practical solutions to help improve the mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing of our readers, curating the best bits together in this neat little package – and delivered direct to your inbox. 

This week I’ve stumbled upon some fantastic resources that, if implemented, could have a positive impact across all aspects of our lives. 

I hope you find something useful and interesting – I know I’ll certainly be trying loads of the things recommended by this week’s featured writers…
8 exercises for mental strength and a smarter brain
Modern health & fitness places a lot of emphasis on physical exercise. Yet often overlooked is the same level of dedication to keeping our brains in shape. 

Happily, thanks to massive developments in neuroscience over the past few years, we can now understand what it takes to train our brains to peak performance too.

Like a personal trainer for the brain (A Personal Brainer?!) This article gives us a training programme to whip our brains back into shape. 
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Which natural memory boosters really work?
Any good fitness programme also needs a complementary diet. 

So if you’ve read the piece above and are ready to embark on your new healthy mind regime, here’s a great list of food and drinks you should be feeding yourself in order to maximise your mental performance.
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57 Ways to experience the benefits of Non-Exercise Physical Activity
Sticking to the theme of non-traditional workout advice if you’re looking to incorporate more movement into your daily routine but don’t have the possibility (or desire) to join a gym, then this comprehensive resource from the folks at GMB Fitness could be just what you need. 

Based on research that says Non-Exercise Physical Activity (NEPA) is far more important for health than formal exercise, it is packed full of ideas to squeeze more movement into the unlikeliest of every day scenarios. 

From putting on your socks, to petting animals, and climbing stairs in interesting ways – see how many of these you could try today.
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23 smart ways to increase your Confidence, Productivity, and Income
Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of the writings of Benjamin Hardy.

His recommendations are scientifically backed, detailed, and above all, practical to implement. 

Here is another treasure trove of 23 smart ways to focus on the major things in your life, that could have a massively positive impact on your confidence, productivity, and income.

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Bonus Content
Ease the strain on your brain to be more Creative & Productive
If you find that your best ideas keep running away from you and are never quite the same when you try to remember them later, then this quickfire list of practical tips might be just what you need.

Give your brain a helping hand and see what you can achieve together as a dynamic partnership.
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Some of the best manly quotes of all time
To finish this week’s edition here’s a list of memorable quotes from some of history’s iconic male figures.

As the famous become immortalised it’s easy to overlook the fact that every one of them, whether under-appreciated artists or iconic movie stars, have experienced life on this earth as a man – all exposed to the same human struggles as we are today. 

So sit back and soak up these wise words from the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Stan Lee, Steve McQueen, Vincent Van Gogh, Bill Murray, and Voltaire.
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There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

Ernest Hemingway
Thanks for reading, I hope you found some great value within this week’s edition. If so, please pass on a recommendation to your friends. If not, then please give me feedback on what more you would like to see. See you next time, Adam.


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