What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
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The more you work out, the stronger your hippicampus and pre-frontal cortex gets. I'm not sure how they explain how a certain population of mean-spirited jocks and prisoners work out all the time-- but they're still dumb.
the lady did not try to show that research by pictures or video, what is she saying? all people know - exercise is the best way to relax memory and fit your health so what is the meaning to show such useless speech in TED organisation ?
Awesome! I would add that increased attention and focus is only useful to increased wellbeing when it is applied. As learning new things and achieving also have positive effects on the brain, if you apply any new found focus and attention into developing yourself in some way; that is when the maximum benefit to health and wellbeing is achieved.
As it happens, since I reached adulthood about 50 years ago, I am stuck with a skull of a fixed size. What I want to know is if I do undertake exercise and increase the volumes of my hippocampus and my prefrontal cortex, what parts of my brain have to make way?
When I read or listen to scientist do you know what I learn? Nothing new. They tell you to what should have been common sense without knowing the reason. But they do sell it like it’s a discovery though. Maybe it life’s way to counter the poor life we choose to ensure we don’t lose the knowledge we already know. So that’s good...they study what they do.
Without any doubt our body is so complex and holistic that we need to be in charge to work on all the different areas; such as, our physical, mental, spiritual, emotional health to mention some components to finally achieve an optimum wellbeing. Great Job Dr. Zusuki👏
Finally I found an amazing TED talk that can represent the science behind of my video, where my guest, a personal trainer, talks about all the psychological benefits she has had thanks to the amount of exercise she does.
As a psychologist (retired) I always prescribed 30 minutes of exercise a day (with a day or two off per week)....along with whatever else I recommended. I knew rt was a mood enhancer (via the chemicals released). This was in the 80's, 90's etc. It REALLY does have an immediate affect on mood just as Wendy says here. Exercise helps with depression, anxiety, and even for people without mood issues, it just FEELS good! The least expensive exercise is best...walking and stairs also as Wendy says.For the elderly with joint issues/pain a recumbent bike is a good solution because staircllmbing with arthritic knees or hips becomes first difficult, then impossible , same with walking later. Even the very elderly get a mood boost and better quality of life with exercise.
i just started for a month to see if it would have effect against my depression.
It's been 2 years now since i started exercising and i forgot what depression is. It literally impacts all your lifestyle, physical and mental. Best decision in my life
Jack LaLanne, The Godfather of Fitness, taught this beginning in 1936 when he opened his first fitness gym in Oakland, Ca. In 1951 he was chosen to have an exercise show on TV, that went national and lasted for over 30 yrs. He never retired but went on to promote the benefits of exercise and healthy diet up until he passed away at 96 in 2011, from pneumonia. Jack though swimming was the best aerobic exercise as it used the whole body, but was easy on the joints.
Could be a good experiment. You could do "tired and stupid jerk" one day and "inspired now" the next. Alternate days for, say, 6 days, then analyze results. Bingo, you've got a scientific study on affirmations. Write your book, collect your millions.
P.S.: Be sure to hire the services of at least one good copy editor before you publish.
I like her she gave a great speech. My father bless his soul was diagnosed with dementia in his 30s and working out was a big help with keeping him quick. He smoked and didn't eat right so if you follow her advice be sure to eat right for the full effects. He was only 56 I can still remember him on the treadmill with a 2 litter of diet Coke lol. I've been thinking about working out and I randomly see this video awesome.
"It took me years to realize I was actually miserable, and I didn't deserve to be miserable" YEAH! I totally get this as an academic--if your work is giving you security but not meaningful joy, maybe think about making some drastic changes--your happiness and what you can achieve if you pursue it is worth it.
This is really nice but let me tell you Dr. Suzuki that I really wish you'll know the fact that (FAITH) is off course has more weigh better than exercise in the positive effect to the brain, and I'd really be sorry for your all complete research shifting is not going as perfect as you would be if you did consider that!!
Elevation gain. Walking on level ground may improve your mood but it isn't exercise. Go up hill at least 1000 feet (in elevation). If you only have a hill with 350 feet of elevation gain then you need to go up it three times. If you live in Florida you need to move.
its too hard to get others to exercise. I lift 10-15 hrs a week and trail run 30-50 miles a week and play some tennis. those in the know don't talk about telling others cause its a drain to convince others. exercise drains me of energy but gives me energy as well. I spend at least three hours a day working out but 1.5 more traveling to the trails etc. so with extra sleep, it is another job. I enjoy it obviously, but it is selfish and of necessity excludes those who are not like minded.
Since Dr. Suzuki actually IS telling others, does that mean that she is not in the know? Or maybe she's still too immature to realize how futile it is? Or maybe it's like the parable of the sower (Matthew 13:3~9) "other seed fell on good soil and produced a crop—a hundredfold, sixtyfold, or thirtyfold." I'm voting for the parable.
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