🧠 Exercise makes you smarter

👋 Hello Wakeout friends! I’m Pedro Wunderlich, designer and co-founder of Wakeout. Thank you for being a subscriber.

PHEW! A lot has happened over the past week:

First, we launched a major new feature, Active Workday, a new take on the Pomodoro Timer where we combine exercise with work. It’s getting awesome comments from many of you:

“I mainly use it when sitting in the couch watching tv and I set the timer in the app to remind me to exercise every 35 minutes.” said one AppStore review.

Second, we started a blog on all these awesome topics. It’s a simple, straightforward repository of information about mental and physical health for life and work.

From now on, we’ll keep our newsletters brief, with just the juiciest highlights featured here.

Third, we’re now working on 7-minute and 5-minute routines. We might release it as its own app, but still working out the details. More on this soon.

👇 Today’s issue we share some awesome findings on one of the least discussed benefits of exercise—it makes you smarter (in a way). Check it out below.

🧠 Exercise makes you smarter

It’s been proven in several studies that being physically active lets your brain perform better in a variety of tasks. And not just a little better. We’re talking huge leaps in performance. Be it memory, problem-solving or complex ideation, regular exercise is the best brain booster there is…

7 and 5-Minute Exercises

We’re now in the planning stages of a major new feature that many have asked for, longer routines. Wakeouts are great, but they’re designed to give you boosts of energy and not designed specifically to get you fit. With the new longer routines, we’re combining our signature fun exercises with longer routines to make you sweat, lose weight and feel great.