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Your brain evolved to prevent you from moving, to conserve energy, because there was a time when humans needed a lot of energy to hunt and to gather food. We don't have to do that now, but the brain is still set up to conserve energy. But if you can overcome that resistance and MOVE you unlock the most powerful medicine in mental health. This episode explains how exercise can improve focus, memory, depression, anxiety and sleep. How much exercise you need to do. And some simple recommendations to encourage the release of the chemicals your brain wants more of.
Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan is joined by Jennifer Heisz, PhD author “Move the Body, Heal the Mind” is an expert in brain health, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University and directs the NeuroFit Lab. Dr. Heisz's research examines the effects of physical activity on brain function to promote mental health and cognition.
More about Dr. Jennifer Heisz https://www.jenniferheisz.com/
Move the Body Heal the Mind https://amzn.to/3y9IYaz
10 Rules for Resilience, Mental Toughness for Families https://amzn.to/3FbqwQ0
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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion.com
Host: Joe De Sena
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