A new study out of Texas A&M’s School of Public Health has delved deeper into the connection between mental fatigue and its physical effects on the body. While physical fatigue and endurance have often been examined based on muscular and other bodily changes, mental health and stress are evaluated by similar markers on a separate level. The purposes of the new research was to analyze the impact of brain behavior and mental stresses upon what we would consider more traditional forms of physical fatigue. Results and analysis have shown that significant brain use and mental stress can divide resources within the brain, potentially accelerating physical fatigue.
Click here to read the full article by Rick Nauert, PhD, for Psych Central.