Finish Strong!Wellness WorkshopThe Value of ExerciseThe Secret to a Better Brain….Better Sleep…..Better Everything….
Exercise & Brain BenefitsYour brain learns and grows by interacting withthe world through perception and action.Exercise increases breathing and heart rate so moreblood flows to the brain, enhancing energyproduction.
Exercise & Brain BenefitsExercise increases levels of brain chemicals resulting in more fuelfor thinking!
Exercise & Brain BenefitsExercise improves your ability to… Focus Plan Multi-task Memorize and Retain Information
Exercise & the Brain!! PRACTICE !!Let’s Do the TOE and GO!Wiggling your toes activates nerves that stimulate yourbrain and internal organs.
Exercise & Sleep….Let’s Go to….. Zzzzzzzzzland Sleepyville Snooze CityExercise will get you there faster, stronger, betterand deeper…..
Exercise & SleepThe Optimal Number of Sleep Hours…. Nine is Not Fine Eight is Great Seven won’t get you to Sleep Heaven Six is Not the Fix Five Produces a Dive
Exercise & SleepOregon State University Zzzzzzzz Study…..(From Health Magazine, 2011)Main Conclusions -• Exercise improves sleep indirectly by reducing stress, anxiety and depression• Energy conservation hypothesis – Burn more calories through exercise thusrequiring your body to more efficiently use sleep to recover• Exercise can modestly reduce body weight thus helping people sleep better• Cooling down theory – Exercise helps the body effectively manage the coolingdown of its temperature during sleep resulting in deeper and longer sleep
Exercise & Everything Else• Exercise controls weight• Exercise combats health conditions and disease• Exercise improves mood• Exercise boosts energy• Exercise promotes better sleep• Exercise helps with the spark• Exercise generates fun and can create connectionsAccording to the Mayo Clinic