The science is clear: sleep and exercise have a profound impact on executive function.
Executive function is a set of cognitive abilities that help us plan, focus, and stay on task. It’s what allows us to be productive citizens and achieve our goals. When you lack executive function, you tend to context switch a lot which kills your productivity.
Unfortunately, often our modern lifestyles don’t support good executive function. Too many of us are sleep-deprived and sedentary, two lifestyle factors that have a negative impact on cognitive performance.
The good news is that there are things you can do to improve your executive function. Getting enough sleep and exercise are two of the most important things we can do to support our cognitive health.
If you’re looking to boost your productivity and improve your executive function, make sure you’re getting enough sleep and exercise. It’s good for your body and your mind.