Commit to be Fit: Exercise to boost creativity

Feeling stumped at work? Bored at home? Neuroscientists would encourage you to stand up and go for a walk. And for good reason — studies are finding that aerobic exercise is a key component in fully harnessing the power of creativity. If you want to do one simple thing to get your creative juices flowing, know that exercise may be the answer. Physical activity can help you become more innovative, imaginative and have more original ideas. A study published in Creativity Research Journal found that the majority of participants who engaged in 30 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise and then took the Torrence Tests of Creative Thinking saw gains in creative potential — proving that exercise has a positive impact on creative thinking. Another study in the journal Frontiers in…


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