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Strengthen Your Mental and Physical Fitness - By Gail Kasper

Gail Kasper, Author, Television Host, Certified Fitness Trainer, and Motivational Speaker


Staying mentally fit is as important as being physically fit. In the same way that you exercise to build muscle and keep your weight in check, you can do exercises that benefit your mind. Keeping yourself mentally fit is a great gift to yourself, one that helps you in countless ways, from performing better on the job to keeping up with great conversations. Mental fitness also can ward off dementia and other diseases. I have even added a mental fitness routine to my physically fit routine. Check out this video to get your two minutes of mental and physical motivation (click here)


Here are three exercises you can do often to keep yourself mentally fit:


1.Improve your memorization skills. Whatever your age, you can memorize a poem, song, script or passage to augment your mental abilities. Those of you who’ve read my autobiography, Another Day Without a Cage: My Breakthrough From Self-Imprisonment to Total Empowerment, know that when I was a child, I called the weather information line to get the forecast. I was so impressed by the weather lady’s delivery that I kept calling back to listen to the script, write it down in full, and memorize it. It was a great mental exercise, and I was proud of my accomplishment. What you choose to memorize is up to you – it could be anything from the lyrics of your favorite song to the list of United States presidents. Anything goes!


2.Practice puzzles. Sudoku, crossword puzzles, Rubik’s cube, cryptograms – any type of word, language or logic puzzle can stretch your mind and boost your mental health. Plus, it’s a great pastime whenever you need a good stress-relief distraction. Practice puzzles to grow your brain power.


3.     Learn something new. Perhaps best of all, you can practice mental fitness by learning something new. Teach yourself phrases in another language. Take that class you’ve wanted to take for a while. Acquire a new personal or professional skill. Use your computer to gain knowledge. Whatever you choose to learn, you can be sure it will serve you well as it boosts your metal fitness. 


About Gail Kasper: Mid-1998, Gail Kasper started her business from a small one-bedroom apartment, in the middle of bankruptcy, with no money in the bank. Today, Gail is one of the nation's leading speakers, author, Top 1% Club Mentor, a television host, advice columnist, Certified Fitness Trainer, Ms. Continental America 2008, and the creator of SAD-T™ (Systematic Attitude Development-Technique™). A former Contributing Editor to Success Magazine with the "Ask Gail" column and host of the "Ask Gail" segment on the Comcast morning show, Gail is the author of her self-help autobiography Another Day Without A Cage: My Breakthrough From Self-Imprisonment To Total Empowerment and the self-help parable Unstoppable: 6 Easy Steps To Achieve Your Goals. With national media appearances that include Inside Edition, The Today Show, FOX Business News, and Oprah and Friends, Gail has earned the ranking of an in-demand national media personality who has been the topic of discussion on Regis and Kelly. The current host of the Philadelphia Visitors Channel, she has also made numerous appearances on network affiliates that include ABC, FOX, CW11, Comcast, and CBS, where she co-hosted the Emmy award-winning America's TVJobNetwork.


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