Tag Archives: Exercise

Put Some Spring In Your Brain

You probably know that physical activity is good for your heart, but did you know that it is extremely beneficial to your brain as well? Research has shown that exercise increases the diameter of the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain, allowing greater delivery of oxygen to your neurons. It can also stimulate the growth of connections between those neurons (known as synapses). These connectors can strengthen many areas of our brain. Read More >

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Positive Plasticity and Positive Thought

Just a few decades ago scientists believed that the brain was fixed and unchanging. Thanks to the discovery of neuroplasticity, we now know that the brain is actually plastic and malleable. In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge M.D. states that the brain has the capacity to rewire itself and/or form new neural pathways Read More >

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Brain Myths: Debunked!

Brain Myth #1: The brain doesn’t make new brain cells. Fact: Wrong! You can create new neurons and synapses by exercising your brain. The 100 billion neuron cells in your brain process and transmit information, but with stimulation (i.e. brain Read More >

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Brain Fitness and the NFL

As Doug Beaudoin says, “Use it or lose it.” For an ex-starting safety for the New England Patriots, I bet he originally only applied that to his athletic abilities. I was thrilled to hear that the NFL Alumni Association is Read More >

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Catching up on my Reading/Running

Did anyone catch the New York Times Magazine article “What sort of exercise can make you smarter” from last Sunday 9/20? I just read it and was really excited to see it since I am an avid exerciser and had Read More >

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Already convinced of the benefits of physical exercise?

If you’re a marathoner, you know how helpful regular exercise is to your body and mind. However, you may be finding that the regular training regimen gets monotonous. Brain Training for Runners outlines a unique training system that provides variety Read More >

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Want to learn more about the relationship between exercise and the brain?

SPARK by renowned psychiatrist John J. Ratey, MD describes startling evidence that proves that aerobic exercise is truly the best defense for a range of brain issues. In fact, I recently had a chance to meet a former PE teacher, Read More >

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