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February 14, 2019

Exercise Gives Older Men a Better Brain Boost

Summary: According to a new study, men have a stronger positive correlation between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain function as they age.

Source: American Physiological Society.

New research suggests that the relationship between physical and brain fitness varies in older adults by virtue of their sex. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

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February 13, 2019

More is Better When Coordinating with Others

Think Tai Chi class when reading about this new research.

How Sleep Helps to Fight Infection

Summary: Researchers report sleep can help immune cells attach to targets and help fight infection. The study reveals how sleep assists the body in fighting infections, whereas conditions like chronic stress can make the body more susceptible to illness.

Source: Rockefeller University Press.

February 12, 2019

The Barefoot Brain: Neuroplasticity

https://www.correcttoes.com/foot-help/how-going-barefoot-affects-your-brain/?utm_source=Correct+Toes+Newsletter&utm_campaign=35ed57906f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_04_09_44&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_88b0f78996-35ed57906f-351814873&mc_cid=35ed57906f&mc_eid=5cdc987d53

February 10, 2019

Body Building Supplement May Harm Brain Health

https://neurosciencenews.com/body-building-suppliment-brain-health-10712/

February 6, 2019

How Happy Works: New Research

Laughter May Be the Best Medicine…For Brain Surgery

February 5, 2019

And Speaking of Exercise…

THE PERFECT EXERCISE: TAI CHI

“Researchers found significantly increased ratios of NAA to creatinine after 12 weeks of Tai Chi, suggesting that Tai Chi may promote neuroplasticity, the generation of new neurons, or protect neurons from the normal process of aging.”

“The recovery time for muscles significantly improved after 12 weeks of Tai Chi.”

J Neuroimaging. 2018 Jul;28(4):359-364. doi: 10.1111/jon.12515. Epub 2018 Apr 17

February 4, 2019

Adolescent Athletes ‘Prescribed’ Aerobic Exercise Recover Faster From Concussions

Concussions are common in all kinds of contexts. This new research is important.

The Sky is Blue (usually), Rain is Wet, and…

Exercise is Your Best Defense Against Deep Abdominal Fat

Well, actually, it won’t be enough, long term, by itself… search “Jason Fung, MD” on this Blog for Posts on a message that we all need to hear.

February 1, 2019

Exercise Benefits Brains and Blood Flow Changes in Older Adults

“Exercise training alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults, though not in the way you might think. A new study published by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease showed that exercise was associated with improved brain function in a group of adults diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and a decrease in the blood flow in key brain regions.”

January 30, 2019

Sleep Loss Heightens Pain Sensitivity and Dulls Brain’s Painkilling Response

new research

It is well known that chiropractic care will decrease pain symptoms (and others). It is equally well known that once you have less pain, you sleep better. Now researchers are looking more closely at that connection: you are going to feel pain more when you get less sleep.

For patients with neck pain, back pain and headaches, the cycle usually goes like this: first less pain; then more and better sleep; then better energy levels; then higher levels of activity.

The message from this new research is clear: get out of pain; get your sleep. Get your sleep and get out of pain.

The message of chiropractic care is also clear. We can help!

 

January 29, 2019

Train the Brain to Form Good Habits Through Repetition (10,000 reps)

 

In Tai Chi, in particular, and martial arts in general, it is known that you do not really have a skill until you have performed 10,000 repetitions of that skill. One reason for daily practice; and one reason Tai Chi is so repetitive in practice.

 

Summary: According to researchers, forming both good and bad habits depends more on how often you perform an action than the satisfaction you get from the action.

Source: University of Warwick.

You can hack your brain to form good habits – like going to the gym and eating healthily – simply by repeating actions until they stick, according to new psychological research involving the University of Warwick..

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