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Physical activities and_preservation_of_brain_function

  1. 1. By Billie Dorsey PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND PRESERVATION OF BRAIN FUNCTION
  2. 2. <ul><li>What to do: </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise, Exercise, Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>More Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>B. When To Start? </li></ul><ul><li>There is no age limit when you can start preservation of your brain </li></ul><ul><li>By becoming fit, will lay the foundation for later years of mental sharpness </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Why would getting fit improve the mind and body? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adults who lose muscle and bone mass are higher risk for dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing muscle building exercise helps offset the gradual loss of muscle and bone mass that we all lose as the years go by. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>These two test are design to help work many different areas of the brain at the same time. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trail Making Test (page 176) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Memory Function Test (page 170) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For more information in greater detail refer to the book “The Brain Trust Program”. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>GYMNASTICS FOR THE BRAIN
  5. 5. <ul><li>The old saying stands true, if you don’t use it, you lose it. Exercise your brain on a regularly and daily program will help stimulate the emotional, learning, and memory of the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>Fun brain games include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sudoku </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trivia Games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crossword puzzles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Board games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jigsaw puzzles </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Benefits from Physical Exercise <ul><ul><li>Flow of Oxygen to the brain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blood & Nutrients to the brain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing Flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Releasing Tight Muscles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarity of the mind </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Check out this video: www.livevideo.com Brain Exercises Games. Here is the link to sign up for free brain games. www.getbraingames.com
  8. 8. CEREBELLUM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MOTOR CONTROL, PLUS IT ALSO PROCESSES LEARNING.
  9. 9. <ul><li>Cognitive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maturity take place first in the vestibular & cerebellar. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is were feedback comes in for movement. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities like swinging, rolling, & jumping help stimulate inner-ear motion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Functional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is value in exercising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movement is essential for learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oxygen is needed for brain function. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ voluntary exercise influences gene expression to improve learning & memory” (Tong, Shen, Perrreau, Balazs, & Cotman, 2001) </li></ul></ul>COGNITIVE & FUNCTIONAL EVIDENCE
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ To maintain, to keep, to ward off.” </li></ul><ul><li>Other wise know as </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of Walking </li></ul><ul><li>Good for general health and your brain </li></ul><ul><li>Improves memory, learning abilities, and concentration. </li></ul><ul><li>Less likely to have age related memory loss </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>A simple morning exercise such as wriggling, scrunch, and stretching your toes can start your brain. </li></ul><ul><li>Your toes have nerves that stimulate your brain and internal organs. </li></ul><ul><li>This will not only help start your day, but boost your energy as well. </li></ul>DID YOU KNOW?
  12. 12. <ul><li>Reverse effects of stress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boost serotonin, dopamine, & norepinephrine with 30 minutes of exercise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lift Depression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural antidepressant, burn 350 calories 3x a week </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enhance Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By stressing your brain cells to grow “take a dance class or tennis” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boost self-esteem & improve body image </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any thing that takes your mind and body to a different level is a boost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leave a feeling of euphoria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Run, bike, or swim for 30 to 40 sec on high-intensity mode reduce speed and feel great”! </li></ul></ul>5 WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY & BRAIN
  13. 13. <ul><li>Larry McCleary, M. (2007). The Brain Trust Program. New York, New York: Penguin Group. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Larry McCleary shows how to improve brain function through exercise. How to reduce stress, build up muscle and bone mass and offset higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. All this with doing exercises for the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>William Smith, M. (2010). Exercises for Brain Health. Hobart, New York: Earth Alliance. </li></ul><ul><li>The author took all into consideration when showing that exercise is awesome for your brain and over all health. The exercises and brain games are easy and fun for the whole family. </li></ul>ANNOTATED BIBLOGRAPHY
  14. 14. <ul><li>Jensen, E. (2005). Teaching with the brain in mind. Alexandria </li></ul><ul><li>The connection between movement and learning is essential. Helping with child obesity in schools is a must, and keeping a moderate exercise in force increases brain cells. </li></ul><ul><li>The Franklin Institute-resources for Science Learning- </li></ul><ul><li>The Human Brain </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fi.edu/learn/brain/exercise.html </li></ul><ul><li>The Science of the Mind-Body Connection is packed with great information. The benefits of walking for the brain and learning how to prevent age related memory loss. Waking up to toes stretching exercise is so good for the brain and to start the day. </li></ul>ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY CONT.
  15. 15. <ul><li>Kotz, Deborah. “Exercise Your Body-- Brain.” U.S. News & World Report 147.7 (2010): 36. </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise is the best thing for mood, memory, and learning. Boosting level of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine is soothing to the brain. To lift depression, enhance learning and build self esteem do exercise. </li></ul>ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY CONT.
  16. 16. <ul><li>Because even in old age your brain can grow new neurons, adapt and rewire itself. Your brain contains 2 types of matter gray & white. Gray are involved in learning and memory. White contains the neuron fibers that transmit signals through out the brain. After age 30 they begin to shrink, the fitter the body and brain the less shrinkage. This also improve cognitive abilities, memory, and thinking task. Just 20 minutes a day can improve your chances of avoiding diseases of the brain and body. </li></ul>WHY IS EXERCISE GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN?

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