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Redmind & bluemind 2 edit 6 4-12

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Redmind & bluemind 2 edit 6 4-12

  1. 1. Connecting REDMIND and BLUEMINDOUTDOOR SPORTS, STRESS, & THE BRAIN Dr. Catherine Franssen & Joao De Macedo RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  2. 2. RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  3. 3. Introduction RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  4. 4. What is RedMind? Why do we have RedMind? Why do we need RedMind? RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  5. 5. RedMind: “Edgy High” Characterized bystress, anxiety, fear , anger, despair.RedMind RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  6. 6. RedMind in Everyday Life RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  7. 7. RedMind in Everyday Life RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  8. 8. Top 10 Causes of Death in U.S. 2009 CDC 1. Heart Disease 2. Cancer 3. Respiratory disease 4. Stroke 5. Accidents 6. Alzheimer’s disease 7. Diabetes 8. Influenza & pneumonia 9. Kidney disease 10. SuicideRedMind: Consequences RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  9. 9. So is RedMind all bad? RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  10. 10. ExhilarationRedMind: Good Stuff! RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  11. 11. RedMind on the Ocean RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  12. 12. What is BlueMind? Why do we have BlueMind? Why do we need BlueMind? RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  13. 13. BlueMind: “a mildly meditative state” Characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity.BlueMind: Stress Relief in Nature RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  14. 14. RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  15. 15. Mice and rats housed in pseudo- natural environments, versus plastic enriched or standard cages had: • Improved cognition • Better problem solving • Increased neuroplasticity • Increased boldness and exploration • Altered glucocorticoid levels • More appropriate threat-assessment Franssen et al., in prep & reviewBlueMind: Stress Relief in Nature RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  16. 16. What are the benefits of connecting RedMind and BlueMind? RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  17. 17. Working Hypothesis: Extreme stress helps to recalibrate the stress response.Stress Relief in Extreme Sports RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  18. 18. Big Waves Calm momentsStress Relief in Extreme Sports RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  19. 19. Importance of SolitudeStress Relief in Extreme Sports RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  20. 20. Powerful friendshipsformed in extremecircumstancesStress Relief in Extreme Sports RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  21. 21. Stress Relief in Extreme Sports RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  22. 22. Passing on the torch Staying stoked Re-kindle stokeStress Relief in Extreme Sports RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  23. 23. What is the future of connecting RedMind and BlueMind? RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  24. 24. • What precisely helps to recalibrate the stress response? – Nature? – Water? – Ocean? – Specific sensory cues linked with memories? • GreenMind? – “Mountain People” vs “Ocean people” • Water, Air, or Land sportsBack to the Lab… RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  25. 25. Ideas for a lifetime of connecting RedMind & BlueMind: • Sports & Extreme Sports – Take fitness outdoors – Safe environment, professional coaches- mediate natural fear • Nature vacations – Ocean – National & state parks • Donate Time & Energy – Beach clean-up – Plant an urban treeBalance for the Future RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2
  26. 26. Thank YouConclusion & Questions RedMind vs BlueMind : Franssen & De Macedo; June 5, 2012; BlueMind2

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