#MUNIonThis: We often think of our fitness regimen in terms of our physical strength, flexibility or endurance. However, there is an area we often neglect in this world of overstimulation and overworking that leaves us with little time to really think about things and train arguably our most important organ: our brain.
According to a study conducted on “Brain mechanisms on conditioning and learning” as early as 1966 by R.B. Livingston, and validated in subsequent psychological studies, many aspects of the brain remain changeable well into adulthood; it does not stop developing in formative years as some believe. This describes neuroplasticity, or the lasting change that occur to the brain throughout an individual’s life course. 
A lengthy discourse can ensue on the complexities of the human brain, the influence of upbringing, one’s environment, and so on, but to encourage you to explore this idea without risk of excessive nose bleeding, let’s just say that the brain is like a muscle, one that we can “work out” on our way to mental, emotional and physical health.
What do we train our brain to do? What thoughts do we feed it?