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Exercise Body, Rest Brain

We know this one intuitively– or do we?–your brain needs a rest and you need some exercise!  Your brain need a rest WHILE you exercise.  Another one of a great series of articles by Matt Ritchel for The New York Times:

Your Brain on Computers
Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime

Published: August 24, 2010

The technology makes the tiniest windows of time entertaining, and potentially productive. But scientists point to an unanticipated side effect: when people keep their brains busy with digital input, they are forfeiting downtime that could allow them to better learn and remember information, or come up with new ideas.

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About Hornsby

I'm a mid-career public relations executive now, but I've had nine lives. After 15 years climbing the ladder in the art world up to executive director in a museum, I vaulted over to this Internet thing, which was just getting going good in the 1990's. I worked at an information technology company, then had a short stint as a marketing executive, which led to technology public relations full time. After the tech bubble burst, I did corporate PR for a while, until I joined the academic world. I'm now a public relations executive for an Ivy League university. During the same career trajectory, I transitioned from a visual artist (BFA, MFA) to being a writer and performer (storytelling, stand-up). My newest venture/hobby is music, rekindled as a baritone in an a cappella choir.

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