Tag Archives: brain health

Exercise Helps Cognition

A new British Journal of Psychology study has looked at the details behind how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise. The investigators found that both aerobic exercise and upright posture improved …

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Can Exercise Ease Addiction?

Drug addiction is a common and disabling illness.   According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use …

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Sitting is Bad for Your Brain

Did you know that people who meet the The American Heart Association’s recommended guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate – intense exercise each week – are still at risk of …

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5 Reasons to Exercise This Spring

Although it is true that sustained exercise helps you achieve a great body and improves bone and joint health, it also improves your overall wellness and keeps your mind sharp. …

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10 Minutes of Exercise Improves Brain Power

Do you often say that you don’t have time to exercise? A new study shows that just 10 minutes of exercise can improve your brain’s ability to problem solve and …

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Want to Slow Down Memory Loss? Exercise

It is inevitable. As your brain ages, memory loss is more common. Although there is no strong scientific evidence that Alzheimer’s can be prevented, a committee at the National Academies …

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Are You a Senior? Need a Brain Boost? Exercise

Beginning or maintaining a fitness for seniors program can be a challenge. You may feel discouraged by illness, ongoing health problems or concerns about injuries or falls. Or, if you’ve …

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5 Reasons to Exercise This Holiday Season

The Holidays are finally here!  And, that means people are beginning to create their New Year’s resolutions to improve their health and weight management, and renew their commitment to hit …

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Aerobic Exercise Fights “Chemo Brain”

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In honor of those fighting this horrible disease, I wanted to rerun my blog from February 23, 2016. If you or a loved …

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Your Brain Ages Quicker in Middle Age if You’re Obese

From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior, according to new research led by the University …

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