Interval Train Your Brain: How to Improve The Way You Think in Short Bursts
Seventy years ago, German running coach Woldemar Gerschler found a novel way to get the best out of his athletes in training before fatigue set in. Rather than have them run up and down a track continuously, Gerschler mixed bursts of intense activity with periods of rest. His innovation became known as interval training.
Sadly, for modern-day knowledge workers, the way we work is exactly like running up and down a track all day. We work very long hours, continue working over lunch while munching a sandwich at our desk and often look at emails late into the evening. The brain is like a muscle – it too responds to interval training so here are some tips to develop your brain to deliver a cognitive performance of Usain Bolt-like proportions.