Everyone has their limits when doing an event like Tough Mudder. Some people run through and try to see how fast they can complete the course, while others like to take their time and soak it all in. While we applaud both, we don’t have much sympathy for those who simply like to quit and take the easy route out.
The Tough Mudder event formats put you to the test over a variety of distances, each with insane obstacles spread throughout miles of trail. The best part? You’re on course with thousands of other Mudders who are not only willing to help you through the obstacles, but empower you to keep going. Even when it can seem impossible to keep going, Mudder Nation knows that quitting is not an option.
So, why quit? Whether it’s out in the mud or staying regimented with routine exercise and fitness, why give in to that little voice in your head saying you can’t do it? Your brain is often the main thing that stops you from succeeding, and it’s important to recognize that you’re physically capable of doing amazing things and proving your brain otherwise.
What happens to your brain when you quit engaging in exercise or fitness?
You start to lose memory
- Routine fitness can increase blood flow to your brain and help your hippocampus to operate at it’s maximum potential. The hippocampus is a structure involved in learning and memory.
You become less sharp or “quick”
- Exercising regularly and staying on top of a fitness pattern increases gray matter in your brain, which is key tissue to help you process information. Keep your body moving to keep your brain juices flowing.
You can’t focus as well
- Endorphins and other feel-good chemicals are pumped into blood during exercise. This results in better ability to concentrate on the important things. That to-do list? No match for you.
…That’s what happens to your brain when you quit fitness
Movement on or off the Tough Mudder course will keep your noggin in optimal condition. See for yourself how quitting is not an option. Book your 2023 Tough Mudder challenge today and let’s get moving.