"Most of us are aware of what happens to the body when we exercise. We build more muscle or more stamina. We feel how daily activities like climbing stairs becomes easier if we exercise regularly. When it comes to our brain and mood though, the connection isn’t so clear."
So, again, this is in relation to my Scalar project.
I found this article on brains. Here is the link: http://www.fastcompany.com/3025957/work-smart/what-happens-to-our-brains-when-we-exercise-and-how-it-makes-us-happier
The above article in link was written by Leo Widrich.
In relation to education and the growing trends of online component incorporation, people will become more sedimentary (or could become more sedimentary). There are already plenty of people pointing to office jobs and constant sitting as the reason America is fat(ter). This article is basically demonstrating exercise as necessary for productivity.
He says, “If you start exercising, your brain recognizes this as a moment of stress. As your heart pressure increases, the brain thinks you are either fighting the enemy or fleeing from it. To protect yourself and your brain from stress, you release a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor). This BDNF has a protective and also reparative element to your memory neurons and acts as a reset switch. That’s why we often feel so at ease and things are clear after exercising and eventually happy” (Widrich).
I’m not saying that online education will make us fat, but allowing education to be more convenient encourages people to stay at home, which encourages people to be more sedimentary, which enables laziness all while going green(ish). I’m simply proposing that getting out of your house and going to a physical university involves movement and movement of any kind is good and brain stimulating. Brain stimulation= a more productive person.
I think making education online and out of the physical classroom is an imperfect mirror reflection of the office job we attribute to our alleged fat bodies.
I see these ideas as a criticism from fitness advocators in the event of online education becoming the standard.
But, it’s not like laziness of college kids doesn’t happen now.
And sometimes, our laziness is fairly intelligent… or at least frugal.
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