BRAIN FITNESS: SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN Conference at LEARNING ANNEX

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BRAIN FITNESS: SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN Conference at LEARNING ANNEX

  1. 1. Latest Studies in Neuroscience, Exercise Science and Nutrition  NEUROSCIENCE APPLIED TO FITNESS • The More we use our brain the better physical and mental results • The more active we are the greater connectivity between brain regions  EXERCISE SCIENCE 1- Biomechanics: the more muscles we use the better for a greater health 2- Cardiovascular activity not only help us get fit but also get smarter. Creation of BDNF  NUTRITION AND INTELLIGENCE • Nutrition Vs Intelligence: High Saturated fats destroys BDNF, Omega 3 diet enhances BDNF
  2. 2. Motor circuits-why are they so complicated? 2 types of Signals Efferent messages Or motor neurons Afferent messages Or sensory neurons
  3. 3. Brain and Movement-basics • Voluntary • Planning an Intentional movement • Sensory Proprioceptors
  4. 4. VOLUNTARY: The Brain-Muscle Connection:The Brain-Muscle map Source: Niednagel's theory
  5. 5. 2. PLANNING AN INTENTIONAL MOVEMENT The Treasure of the brain lies at its bottom: The Cerebellum Cerebellum: 50% of all Neurons Functions: Balance Coordination Muscle Timing Posture Learning-speech Intentional Movement Brain-Muscle Connection
  6. 6. Sensory proprioceptors are key for Movement PROPRIOCEPTORS
  7. 7. Neuroplasticity vs Neurogenesis • Movement affects both • Exercise affects both • Cardiovascular and complex training the best
  8. 8. Complex Movement Uses more brain areas The more areas we use the greater health And connectivity between brain regions, Hillman, 2010
  9. 9. strength training, a method of improving muscular strength by gradually increasing the ability to resist force through the use of free weights, machines, or the person's own body weight. Strength training sessions are designed to impose increasingly greater resistance, which in turn stimulates development of muscle strength to meet the added demand. Strength Training (Adding Resistance to one’s Body Weight) Hypertrophy Endurance Body Weight *Resistance *Free Weights *Machines Strength Training Most studies ACSM states that strength training With additional resistance or weights is the best Great program As long as Combined With Strength and resistance
  10. 10. STRENGTH TRAINING BENEFITS MUSCULAR STRENGTH BALANCES CHEMICALS IN THE BRAIN REDUCES BODY FAT PROMOTES WEIGHT LOSS BALANCES HORMONES NEURONAL GROWTH CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH (BP, RHR,BPM) BONE DENSITY JOINTS RESILIENCE POSTURE ALIGNMENT Improves Immune System Fights Disease (flu&others) FLEXIBILTY MAKES US GET SMARTER DEPRESSION&ANXIETY (MILD) ANTI-AGING EFFECTS (movement) “Strength training is the absolute best exercise program” American College Sports of Medicine
  11. 11. 2011 Fitness Trends by the American College Sports of Medicine 1 2 3 6 More educated Professionals Strength training Fitness Programs for Older adults Core training Kids programs and Obesity 4
  12. 12. Sport Biomechanics
  13. 13. Human Movement: How do we move- Biomechanics A very complicated process- Brain-Motor Plasticity Central nervous System (CNS) Motor Command Body Movement Sensors Sensory Processing & Control Plan Multi- sensory Signals Vision Vestibular Deltoid Muscle Spindle Ankle Proprioceptor Calf-Soleus Spindle Cerebellum Movement Starts: Raise arms&heels Core Activation
  14. 14. Brain, Strength Training and Movement Photos: Oprah.com From left to right From Front to back From your senses (proprioception) From your heart From Movement learning EYES CLOSED HAND-EYE COORDINATION 5 ways of Training the Brain with Strength training movements http://www.nlm.nih.gov
  15. 15. BDNF “Our most celebrated protein” Source: University of Bologna http://www.ricercaitaliana.it/prin/unita_op_en-2005057070_004.htm
  16. 16. Your first moves From left to right From Front to back From your senses (proprioception) EYES CLOSED HAND-EYE COORDINATION 3 circuits 15 reps 30 sec rest Warm Up Clap and Tap Images Oprah.com
  17. 17. More information@ Blog: www.superbodysuperbrainblog.wordpress.com Website: www.superbodysuperbrain.com Upcoming Book: Wherever books are sold ( www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com ) Email: michaelgonzalezwallace@gmail.com Price for 10 classes: $200 or $25 Single Class Location: 12 East 46th Street, 8th floor Registration: Call 646 251 4763 Email: michaelgonzalezwallace@gmail.com Location: www.hdphysicaltherapy.com Upcoming Super Body, Super Brain Classes:

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