According to Harvard research, Dr. Jon Ratey, our brains are most engaged when we’re moving.

The relationship between exercise/movement and the brain is Dr. Ratey’s passion. And in his book, Spark, he cites research for how exercise improves focus, emotional stability, sleep and positive emotion.

We evolved to move, and our sedentary culture does not support the evolutionary needs of the brain to fully thrive.

If you don’t move much, start by taking a ten-minute walk. And if your body has been compromised in some way, move in the best way you can. And if you’re fully paralyzed, imagine your body moving; it lights up similar parts of the brain.

There are many ways to move, and if you want to leverage the full potential of your brain, movement is one of your quickest ways to do so.