Use These Two New Research Findings to Build Your Bigger Better Brain in 2018
Best, the benefits come from easy- to- do things.
Walking Has Newly-Discovered Brain Benefits
If you’ve been following our posts, you certainly know that exercise is your top brain-building activity for 2018. Here’s the latest, and rather interesting, research. A team of researchers from schools of medicine at New Mexico University, Colorado University and the University of Copenhagen studied healthy young adults performing different activities. They found that walking and running have a unique effect: they create pressure waves beginning in the feet caused by landing on the ground. Those pressure waves propel blood into the brain. That contrasts to other exercises like cycling where there isn’t either the lighter foot pressure of walking or the heavier foot pressure of running. Link to the research here. That 10,000 steps thing seems to have some scientific support (oh and remember that we reported research indicating the benefit of walking begins with as little as 4,000 steps).
And Yoga Helps Brain & Body
Author and podcaster Dr. Christina Tarantola reported three different benefits from yoga, including improved mood (and reduction in depression episodes), better pain management from arthritis sufferers, and overall fitness gains. Linked here.
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