Living a more healthful lifestyle – such as exercising daily and saying no to junk food – may improve your potential to exert self-control, meet objectives or set goals, endure temptation and solve intricacies, a new study has discovered.
It should be evident that those with greater self-control live a healthier lifestyle, researchers said. However, the new study suggests that living a healthier lifestyle could also increase executive function, exerting self-control.
A feedback loop exists where more excellent executive function (EF) enables people to lead a healthier lifestyle, improving their executive function, researchers said.
“It seems that physical activity and EF are synergistic -they improve one another,” according to the study. Researchers at the University of Aberdeen, the University of Stirling in the UK, and the University College Dublin in Ireland used data collected from 4,555 adults.
They examined the relationship between physical activity and executive function, adjusting for other variables such as age, gender, education, wealth, and illness. They found evidence that the relationship between the two is bidirectional, said the journal Frontiers’ research Neuroscience.
Researchers noted that while the study focused on physical activity and its relationship to executive function, a positive feedback loop is likely between executive function and eating nutritious foods.
“People who make a change to their health behavior, like participating in physical activity, eating less processed food, or consuming more fruits and vegetables, can see an improvement in their brain function over time. It increases their chances of remaining healthy as they age,” said Julia Allan from the University of Aberdeen.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential for everyone. It will make you feel better. The only thing you need to do is a slight change in your daily routine, leading you to a better life. Also, the result will be worth it. There are several ways of being healthy that feel good as well as making you sound. Due to living a healthy life, you gain a lot of benefits. However, a healthy lifestyle enhances self-control, helps you resolve everyday dilemmas.