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The brain-changing benefits of exercise | Wendy Suzuki

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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. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
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Billy Higgins (16 hours ago)
πTh0n (1 day ago)
never knew wendys and suzuki were owned by the same person ......damn
Mano Bharathi (1 day ago)
Awesome energetic speech👍👍
Mike A. (1 day ago)
There is a thousand hacking at the branches of evil, to one who is striking at the root! Prof.wendy!
Fourleggedfriends (1 day ago)
Omg😮I got goosebumps withe end end exercise. Thank you Mam
Diana Schooling (1 day ago)
A study at the UW-Seattle found that students who had only 2.5 minutes of moderate exercise at the beginning of each class, retained 25-30% more information than students who just came into class, sat down, and got right to work. Healthy minds are in healthy bodies.
Stephanie Taylor (2 days ago)
This might be the best Ted Talk I've ever seen!
BubblesPothowari (2 days ago)
Surg LtCol Kenneth Cooper, USAF, in mid 1960s, gave us "Aerobics" & a script to measure and regain fitness. It works till date !!
Blanca Medina (2 days ago)
Why was I all smiley when she was guiding the work out 😝😝😝😝😂😂
Dawn Miller (2 days ago)
Her short exercise routine at the end gave me chills! Wow, what heart and motivation this lady has!! So inspiring. I started running a little over a month ago, and I can say from experience, what she said is spot on!!! Come on ladies and gentlemen, let’s do this!
Heena Kabir (2 days ago)
She is so so sooo good...All in one love 😘
Sunil Adhe (2 days ago)
Oops video downloaded ... By mistake :) :)
James Brooks (2 days ago)
Wendy’s inspiring talk backs up my own experience of managing depression; like she says, cardiovascular is good, so cycling, jogging, swimming, and purposeful walking all lift mood, lower anxiety and improve concentration. She says it works for a couple of hours, I reckon four hours.
Huseyin Emre (2 days ago)
Emmy Z (2 days ago)
Thank you. I saw this exactly when I needed it. As a former exercise person ( four days a week, )I stopped when my furry child of 16.5 years became ill with cancer. She passed 7 months later (Jan 2019) and I struggle daily, especially today. I opened you tube and bam there you were. 🙌🏽❤️. I did 30 minutes of elliptical and feel a lot better. Thank you for posting.
HUI Waisum (2 days ago)
I love how passionate she is towards her job
Kiran Chatha (3 days ago)
Loved it...
janett olmos (3 days ago)
Best ted talk ever you can see the passion in what she does, super genuine
What if it tires me
LLMM1 (4 days ago)
Roshan Gavit (4 days ago)
Ty for your work
Roshan Gavit (4 days ago)
Pleased to have marathi captions
Priya Gauttam (4 days ago)
Thank you so much ma'am for this wonderful knowledge.. earlier brain was very complex for me but now you make it litter easier for me..
shubham singh (4 days ago)
gayathri r (4 days ago)
Mehdi Dinc (4 days ago)
Thank you very much! Perfect aura..
gkcjakie002 (4 days ago)
Cause we dont know
Nadia Bordas (4 days ago)
I listened to this on my way to the gym 💪🏃
Sushan M (4 days ago)
she talks much
Ashley Brianne (5 days ago)
When she says "I know your all wondering what is the least amount of exercise you need in order to get results" I literally had that exact thought haha
Kathy B (5 days ago)
She’s right to explore personalized exercise. Not all of us get the “high” from exercise. I do it but it requires a lot of discipline. I also can’t overdo it or I get sick a lot and experience less focus. I’ve had dysthymia from early childhood so I think the dopamine and serotonin in my brain work differently than most people.
Fantastic Speech! I've exercised a lot most of my life but these last couple of years is a different story! Swimming pool and spinning classes here I come!!! :-)
Pam Scott (5 days ago)
Listening to her is a great motivation to get out there and exercise !
Navin Raut (5 days ago)
The real thing I enjoyed was after 13:03
Man Samneang (6 days ago)
ndia denis (6 days ago)
One of the best ted talks
Prachi Khandekar (6 days ago)
I am interested to do research on similar topic in Ph.D. Please suggest how to contact you?
Nikita Sid (7 days ago)
I'd rather stay stupid...
A P (7 days ago)
Short Version : ● Exercise is the only best way to improve brain. ● Exercise 3-4 times per week at least 30+ minutes, include some cardio workout, if home workout is done properly then no need of going to expensive gym. (My personal tip) • Eat healthy, once a week you eat what you want • Always stop eating when you are about 80% full, use smaller plates • Heavier meals should be consumed in day time • Eat light food during dinner time, if you eat heavier food then you sleep more and body will focus on digestion more, the reason to eat light food is that your body needs that recovery time for muscles, the recovery time is available only during sleep.And also you sleep less because of that that increase your productivity. • If you don't control your food intake you won't see any improvement in yourself. • Healthy body = 50% Food Intake Control + 25% Proper Mindset Required + 25% Exercise
Lila Lilaa (6 days ago)
How do you know all this information ??
evelyne njeri (7 days ago)
She speaks so passionately...And delivered the message perfectly.
Luna (8 days ago)
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Discovery Center (8 days ago)
Exercise increase the volume of hippocampus do 30 mins, but you waist time here so much you need exercise more
Lynn Sherwood (8 days ago)
She wins for so many reasons, but those SHOES, they are amazing!
DivaGirl10 (8 days ago)
Exercise helps my depression even better than my meds
Her passion and positivity are almost as infectious as they are just utterly inspiring! Saving this talk to watch again in the future!!
john lee (8 days ago)
Confirmed , 30 min 3 times per week, tired 1 hrs at sat, sun , going down slope, keep the flu and sore throat away too ... P.s. Don't forget clean diet , pps 2 hrs per days reduce output , burn too much energy , ( unless for athletic , actors , high muscle low fat body ) ...strong first kiss memories due strong dose of emotion
Abhipray (8 days ago)
This was one of the most moving Ted talk I've seen haha
Life Sucks (9 days ago)
This is what happens when you work hard and have no social life
Zenduba Halimana (9 days ago)
I'm barely halfway through this talk and it's already my favorite TED talk of all time
Kolbi Kleinman (9 days ago)
Regimen not regime
Diana L (9 days ago)
I am Screaming, Awesome, Video, and her Smile can Light, Up, a Room, sincerely, Diana Lipski 💕, thank you for sharing Wendy this Wonderful, Wednesday, she is truly a Powerhouse and so, are You my Friend 👍
AGNES (9 days ago)
Got it - MOVE YOUR BODY...
barry weber (10 days ago)
This talk changes my outlook to get more involved and learn something new everyday.
norshago (10 days ago)
Her personality is amazing !
About Creativity (10 days ago)
Very good.
shivansh deshmukh (10 days ago)
Trying to fight depression. 2 years of suffering, done everything but no solution.
Hind Hamed (4 days ago)
Read about Islam, Allah is the solver for all problems , say (GOD tell me the right path, GOD solve my depression) on of the great feelings is to do pray and read qoran
mrsimmerpreetsingh (11 days ago)
Wish I could give 2 likes to this video lol ... So awesome!!!
AAshish pandey (11 days ago)
So you want to say gymmers are most intelligent people.
POOJA S.JAVALAGI (11 days ago)
Such pretty advice 🙂
Rhyme Black (11 days ago)
This video in my recommendation for a reason, and I am planning now for doing exercise before go to work! She really good at explaining and influence people.
Joy Meng (12 days ago)
A super-charged 401k for your brain, LOL, such a genius!
krisi0123456789 (12 days ago)
Lol, starbucks joke aside, this was a much-needed and useful talk... exercise is not simply about body image and curving your back on instagram to appear fuckable, it's essential for your mental health. Hope she gets through to many people <3
Ranveer (12 days ago)
what a crowd 😮
Arjun Singh (12 days ago)
This is really awesome.....
Darlene Dengler (12 days ago)
Now, another reason to get my butt moving! Thanks, Wendy.
Julia My (12 days ago)
she's amazing! her public speaking is incredible! so inspired! thank you so much p.s. sorry because my english is terrible.
octavio michel.R (12 days ago)
And I love her sense of humor also.
Blaze (12 days ago)
low-key kinda looks like gregs mother from diary of a wimpy kid
Sean Li (13 days ago)
why the audience are all the women?
Justin Cull (13 days ago)
I want to get social with Wendy. She's hot, funny and clever! Let's work on our hippocampus together. 😍
Entertainment Channel (13 days ago)
True that 🙌
ukidding (13 days ago)
what kind of exercise?
Omar Faroq (14 days ago)
video summary : doing any physical exercise good for your brain.
Vickson Ngangom (14 days ago)
Love it! She talked with so much passion in it
Sahita Saha (14 days ago)
You nailed it.. I loved d video
Eduardo Alvarado (14 days ago)
Yep...I love her
BabeImBroke Mercy (14 days ago)
I remember having major depression and anxiety a couple of years ago, I was tired of every treatment and antidepressants just brainwashing my mind. So my mother took me to the gym 4-5 times a week and I ran non stop on the treadmill each time and took vitamins in the mornings and I also drank natural juices. Goshh did that really help me soooo much. I felt soooo happy within 2 months and I was so confident. It's the best treatment plan.
N Farou (15 days ago)
I'm sorry but why then Muhammad Ali died from Alzheimer?
Norm Johnson (12 days ago)
Wrong, Ali died from Parkinson disease and septic shock. He took way too many punches to the head.
Thank you so much for put subtitles in spanish, I enjoy this video
How terrible that the Communists have replaced the science of clowning
Gordon Paulsen (16 days ago)
She is amazing!
Gayatri Chaudhary (16 days ago)
She’s the best! 😁
Deepak Chikane (18 days ago)
Absolutely true. I have experienced effect of exercise in my very difficult time which helped me stay positive, free from depression and come out safely and even more stronger than before emotionally and physically.
Ryan Ramirez (18 days ago)
I think I’m in love 😍
Dre S (19 days ago)
maybe the excise improve your social life, and the social life and skills eventrully improve your braid including your mood and memory.
Ruby Davey (19 days ago)
Don’t know why everyone is bigging up this video up so much. Like yeah it’s interesting but she’s essentially just saying “exercise, it’s good for you physically and mentally!”. Which is what people have been saying for years?
rajeshnnnaidu (20 days ago)
Great speech
Alex Powell (21 days ago)
LOVE the message of this TEDtalk. I am curios to know how the different types of exercise can affect the different areas of the brain. For example, how does hypertrophy in weight lifting stimulate the brain compared to: low intensity steady-state cardiovascular exercise, High intensity interval-training, flexibility training, etc..?
Kinga Gorski (21 days ago)
So many people live their lives in a miserable state - not fully realizing just how miserable they are! Good for her for taking charge of her health and wellbeing!!
Jiawen Ng (21 days ago)
She just said something everyone knows. And I spent 13 mins on it. Damn!!
Jack-é Mc (22 days ago)
Just looking for a reason to workout
Prantik M (22 days ago)
This was one of the most interesting Ted talks ...
SCL75 (22 days ago)
I prefer Yamaha but Suzuki showed me a couple of three things.
Ani Vardanyan (23 days ago)
How do you explain depression in athletes? Besides, the constant muscle soreness I'd get at the gym affected my mood in a very bad way also. :/
Ani Vardanyan (7 days ago)
+Sofia k I'm okay, I'm a tough nut! Thank you for wishing me well. :)
Sofia k (7 days ago)
+Ani Vardanyan thank you very much for your advice! I'll try that! I wish I could say something to encourage you too... I wish you to somehow get better too!
Ani Vardanyan (7 days ago)
+Sofia k I'm sorry to hear that. I completely understand that it's not always the case. The muscle soreness really made it all worse for me and I just felt like I'm exhausting myself for no reason. :( We just need to find mental peace with ourselves, idk... Meditating regularly helped me more. Even 5 minutes a day can help a lot. I use a mobile app called simple habit for that. I have absolutely no connection to them whatsoever but it's really been helpful for me so you might want to check it out too. They have lots of free content.
Sofia k (7 days ago)
I did speak to my doctor, and I'm on medication for 2 years now. He keeps telling me to exercise and he's adamant it's the only cure! I tried going to gym, it doesn't help at all. I keep being in pain, I tell my doctor - his response: I should take paracetamol before every time I exercise and keep on going until I'm fit enough 🤣 I feel with him like I'm talking to a wall. That's why I keep searching for videos where someone could explain what is going on with me and maybe explain how to get out if this situation. But all the videos are super annoyingly "happy" that make my blood boil as I don't see any answers.
Ani Vardanyan (7 days ago)
+Sofia k if someone has depression problems they should definitely be addressed by a specialist, it's soooo wrong to say that it can be cured by exercising, it can actually make things worse if you already have problems. Maybe this is true to some extent for healthy people who don't already suffer from depressive symptoms. And also I think it should be about moderate exercise, not torturing your body. Depression is a common thing among athletes, entertainers (who are physically very active), so on.
dwyllie (23 days ago)
13 minutes and just one message: aerobic exercises are good for the brain. What a novelty! What else?
dwyllie (23 days ago)
Ok. Simply put, the dance in the end is ridiculous.
Kunhikka’s Kitchen (23 days ago)
Thank you so much, enjoyed it. Subscribed!
streetghost (23 days ago)
Thank you Wendy. I've always heard "exercise increases your endorphins", but you have explained in a simple way just how important it is for your brain. Now I know why I feel so good after my workouts! 🤸‍♂️💪🏼👊🏼
howaboutjulie (23 days ago)
I’ve met Wendy and done research under her guidance and she’s just as incredible and passionate in person :)). She absolutely killed this ted talk! I’m so proud of her!
Avantika Oberoi (20 days ago)

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