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Finals week is here, take a break and get your sweat on!

I've decided to start posting some of my musings on epistemology and pedagogy here for the benefit (or amusement ; ) of anyone interested to read on.

This post is more of a reminder/ testimonial for those dealing with final exams. Coffee can only take you so far! Most people 'know' that exercise is good for them, however, not many seem to 'believe' this as judged by their actions.

Take a break from studying and work up a good sweat. There are myriad benefits, including a boost in energy, reduction in stress and not to mention the extra glucose that gets pumped into your blood stream to feed your muscles (and to replenish glycogen stores post workout) also happens to be the preferred fuel for --- you guessed it, your brain!

My particular poison is running. I have found it to be so helpful with my academic life, that I make time to run ~ 40 miles per week, and am currently training for my first ultra-marathon, the Tejas Trails 50K in Bandera Tx -Jan 12-13 2012 {and yes the race runs overnight for those crazy enough to run the 100K course}

So even though you might not feel like you have time to spare, get out there and sweat a bit! The dividends returned in the form of studying efficiency will surely compensate for the time invested.