Getting physical exercise is essential for keeping both your brain and your body in good shape. It’s one of the best things you can do as an antidote to the stress of modern life. That’s why some people do yoga for brain benefits, while others do it for the gentle exercise it provides improving strength, […] Read more »
Physical Exercise and Your Brain
Physical exercise is one of the best, and most overlooked, ways to improve your cognitive fitness.
This can be structured exercise that's done primarily for fitness (like working out at the gym or jogging) or functional activities done mainly for fun, such as gardening or sports. Both are good.
In these articles, you'll learn how physical exercise keeps your brain young. You'll get practical ideas on ways to mix and match all kinds of physical exercise to fit your lifestyle.
It’s an unfortunate fact of life. As you get older you have to work harder to stay in the same physical condition you were in when you were younger. Unless you work at keeping fit, every year your muscle mass and bone density decrease, while your body fat increases. It’s so unfair. If you find […] Read more »
We’re living longer than ever, but not necessarily living that well into old age. The statistics on people over age 65 aren’t pretty. The average 65-year-old will be overweight, be on five prescription medications, and have three chronic health conditions. (1) But you don’t have to fall apart as you age. And mental decline is […] Read more »
Fall is a time of new beginnings and is the perfect time to begin a new fitness routine. The cooler weather makes it perfect for exercising outdoors. You actually burn more calories when it’s colder outside. And the bounty of delicious fall foods makes it easy to eat healthy. Here is how to use the […] Read more »
Exercise is critical for the health and well-being of your brain. Some experts have even said that exercise is even more beneficial for your brain than thinking is. If you know you don’t get enough exercise, you’ll be interested in what my guest Bob Merz has to say. Bob Merz has been a fitness advocate […] Read more »
Before the advent of agriculture 12,000 years ago, all humans were what archaeologists call hunter-gatherers, people who spent most of their time in search of food. If future archaeologists were to look at us now, they would surely call us “clicker-sitters” since we spend most of our days sitting on out bottoms clicking away at […] Read more »
This week marks the 43rd celebration of Earth Day. Organizations have been promoting various outdoor activities such as riding your bike to work, planting a tree, or even enjoying a Picnic for the Planet. All of these programs remind us to connect with the Earth. It’s not only healthy for the planet but it’s healthy for us, […] Read more »
Get ready to be amazed, inspired, and simultaneously chagrined watching Charles Eugster’s TED Talk Why Bodybuilding at 93 Is a Great Idea. He thinks bodybuilding can save the world. This idea is not as farfetched as it sounds. Eugster practices what he preaches. At 93, he works out with a coach and likes to look […] Read more »
Just as your body benefits from a physical fitness program, your brain will benefit from a fitness program too. A well-rounded physical fitness program includes some stretching, strength training, and aerobic exercise. A well-rounded brain fitness program also includes three essential components. Here are the three best types of brain exercises to maximize your brain […] Read more »