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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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 👍
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
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.
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.
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?
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..?
+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.
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.
+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.
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!
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