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Nerve Damage Remedies

Overview of the Nervous System The nervous system consists of the central nervous system (CNS- brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS- cranial and spinal nerves).  Nerve cells receive and send messages to and from the brain via nerve pathways.  A loss of nerve function can result from nerve damage due to […]

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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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Active Brains Equal Healthy Neurons

  As we get older, so do the neurons in our brains. Why is this so important? Neurons are the primary components of the central nervous system (CNS), which include the brain and spinal cord. Neurons receive information through electrical and chemical reactions and send information throughout the CNS. For example, if you burn for […]

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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 […]

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Tai Chi Moves the Body and Brain

One of the most powerful mechanisms to enhance exercise adherence is to participate in exercise that is enjoyable and something you can regularly do with others. Tai Chi just happens to be one of those activities that provides that for people. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that is practiced as exercise in the […]

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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, […]