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Combining Brain Training with Physical Exercise

Increasingly, more health care professionals are recommending exercise methods that combine physical exercise with brain training, allowing their patients to get more benefits out of each session. Avoiding cognitive decline is a major goal for doctors working with the aging population. According to Harvard Medical School, there are four main ingredients that go into helping […]

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Exercise—a Prescription for Brain Health

  When we think of medicine, most people think of pharmaceuticals. Many people rely on pharmaceuticals daily, for both physical and brain health. When we have a headache, we run to the nearest pharmacy and pick up an over the counter solution. Diagnoses such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), schizophrenia, dementia and anxiety are […]


Exercise and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

In 2016, Hallgren et al looked at the combination of exercise and cognitive-behavioral therapy in a study called Exercise and Internet-Based Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Depression. The aim of the study was to compare exercise and internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (ICBT) and usual care for depression. It is commonly known that exercise has many benefits from physical to […]

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Today’s Athletes: Brain or Brawn

In common culture, many assume athletes do not have book knowledge and good students are not athletic.  Often times, due to these societal barriers, athletes are lead to believe that school is too hard and bright students never pursue athletics. However, at the elite levels of sport, specifically the NFL there are many examples of […]

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Exercise Smarter, Not Harder

  It is no secret that exercise is an absolute necessity for us all.  Exercise truly is medicine.  Fortunately, it is also cheaper than medicine.  Different types of exercises result in different beneficial outcomes for our bodies. Endurance exercise can improve cognition and also protect the brain from degeneration by elevating a molecule called irisin, […]


Exercise’s Impact on Muscles, Flexibility, Mood and…Microbiome?

  We all know that regular exercise improves our muscle tone, mood, weight and flexibility. However, the body is impacted in other areas that may surprise you.  Specifically, microbiome, this area of your gut is full of bacteria and greatly influenced by routine exercise. Microbiomes are full of small microbes that release various substances in […]

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The Effects of HIIT on the Protein, BDNF

We’re all convinced that high intensity interval training (HIIT) benefits our bodies but now there is an overwhelming amount of data supporting the theory that the longevity of our brains’ health also benefits from HIIT.  This is due to a protein found in the brain and spinal cord called BDNF. What is BDNF? BDNF is […]