The number of people with busy work and life schedules entering endurance events that are beyond their current limits is on the rise. Why is this? These big, hairy, scary events are prompting people to take their training seriously and step up a level. The benefits of exercise are well known, but what is less well understood is why people take on these tasks AND how their physical training increases their mental resilience, making them better people at home and work.

Mental Fitness at Work is a talk that explores how endurance training boosts resilience. Weaving in insights from new experimental research in the psychobiological domain, Aiden will share case studies of everyday people who are improving their work-life blend, productivity and happiness through endurance training and competition.