Learning a language helps you lose fat

Originally published by LessonsofWisdom, January 2013.

As I continuously make efforts to be more physically fit, I have learned that there are two critical behaviors that have to be mastered. It is often said that your body is made in the kitchen. What you put into your body has a significant impact on your physical appearance. This is what I struggle with the most. I love food and definitely find joy in deliciousness. The second most important principle is how you use your body. The amount of effort you put into exercising has a significant impact on the strength of your body.

Now, what happens if you apply the same logic to your mind? Some smart people consider your brain a muscle. What happens to our muscles if they are not properly nourished and sparingly used? I think that they are just like our bodies, they can get fat and lazy. So how can we apply the same important principles of diet and exercise to our minds? The things that we allow to occupy our thoughts, the movies we watch, the books we read, and even the thoughts we have when we are alone contribute to the health of our mind. When learning something new, have you ever gotten tired? Have you ever felt like you needed a break? That’s when you know that you are exercising you mind.

One of the purposes of The Basics is to help stimulate and strengthen your mind. People who speak a second and third language have more opportunities than those that do not. They have more connections, a broader understanding of culture, and more ways to communicate. People that have second language abilities are generally more successful than those that do not.

Want to learn the colors in German? This is taken from The Basics of German and gives you a glimpse of what the flash cards are like. I hope that you will take a look at Camistin Publishing and support my small business by making a purchase or referring The Basics to someone that you know. Also, please feel free to share this post on Facebook or twitter!

Dustin A Wiggins