Ever go for a walk when you were feeling down and you were in a better mood by the time you return home?
This is because exercise releases endorphins and serotonin (the mind’s Prozac ®).
Both of these hormones are responsible for helping to maintain mood and the higher the levels, the more “up” you’re going to feel.
Those endorphins are pulling double duty helping you to think things through too.
Since exercise is increasing your endorphin levels, you have better executive brain function after your workout.
What this means is that you can block out distractions better so you don’t experience that phenomenon of trying to work on one task, and realizing an hour later that you’ve gotten sidetracked to 3 other things!
You can prioritize tasks much better post workout, and are less likely to make a rash decision.