Exercise to Boost Your Brain Power

According to this, exercise helps you to:

1) Improve your memory

2) Up your brain power

3) Increase brain cells

4) Decrease risks of Alzheimer’s disease

5) Decrease mental decline

6) Decrease depression

6 more reasons to get off our butts and get to working out!

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34 Responses to “Your Brain: A Guide to Fine-Tuned Performance”

  1. Matthew Cornell
    September 21 2006 at 1:09 am #

    Great article, Alvin. I agree that keeping our brains functioning well is an important goal, and something we can improve with regular maintenance. Thanks!

  2. Kloudiia
    September 21 2006 at 12:04 pm #

    Hey Alvin

    Arent’ you going to submit this article to take part in the latest problogger’s writing project? There are prizes to be won!

  3. Alvin Soon
    September 21 2006 at 7:01 pm #

    Thanks Matt!

    Yup, as you can see by the trackback, I couldn’t pass up the chance! What about you?

  4. Senia
    September 21 2006 at 9:27 pm #

    Hi Alvin, so glad you are writing about this! This is a majorly important topic!!

    YAY!
    S.

  5. Brad Shorr
    September 21 2006 at 9:34 pm #

    Really enjoyed this! It’s always interesting to see the link between biology and behavior.

  6. Alvaro
    September 21 2006 at 10:28 pm #

    Alvin, very good summary. (I found you through your comment in Senia’s blog). In my class I usually say that we can literally grow our brains with 1) new and diverse mental stimulation (that influences the enhanced generation of neurons and connections) and 2) better stress management (stress has the opposite effect).

    2 posts that can be of interest, given what I see in your blog:

    -On Learning and bottlenecks to learning/ performance

    -On Keeping an Open Mind. It contains a fun video of one of the most spectacular brain research findings on attention I have seen recently

    Regards

  7. Amit
    September 21 2006 at 11:12 pm #

    Great post Alvin!

    It’s so true and probably one of the most ignored muscles in the body.

    *flexes brain*

    I’m going to consciously keep my brain in good shape! I’m off for a game of soduku! :)

  8. Jersey Girl
    September 22 2006 at 12:04 am #

    I love to learn new things, I try to do puzzles that challenge me too…I’m a big promoter in keeping your brain busy and active!

  9. MamaDuck
    September 22 2006 at 3:17 am #

    So true and nice reminders! Our how-to is up as well if you’d like to check it out!!

  10. Matt
    September 22 2006 at 5:59 am #

    Great read! Now I need a brain massage! Thanks for the great how to! Thanks for participating in the Group Writing Project. My how to is up also.

  11. Alvin Soon
    September 22 2006 at 7:01 pm #

    Wow, thanks Alvaro! Guys, he knows his brain…check out his blog, it’s packed with expert info on fine-tuning the brain’s performance!

    Thanks for all the kind comments people! Darren’s group writing projects kick ass :)

  12. Elona
    September 22 2006 at 9:56 pm #

    Great article, Alvin. You provide information in an easily accessible manner. I’m going to start a file for my class so that when I have my students do an independent study unit, they will have infromation that they can understand and work with. Thanks.

  13. Alvaro
    September 23 2006 at 7:17 am #

    Well, I don’t know it all…yet :-)

    Fyi, have just written a post you may enjoy, based on a very good article on the Neuroscience of Leadership.

    Enjoy the weekend

  14. Graham English
    September 23 2006 at 10:46 pm #

    Perfectly inline with my how to. :)

  15. brain cancer cell
    July 20 2008 at 11:45 pm #

    I like very much the writings

  16. GaryD
    January 10 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    Excellent post. I don’t think most people realize that stress can actually lead to brain shrinkage! Definetely something to work on this day and age!

  17. Dgicre
    July 6 2010 at 8:40 am #

    Great stuff, not enough sleep makes my brain foggy. Your brain is like any other organ in your body and next to the heart the most important one. Treat it right and since it is mostly made of water make sure to keep it hydrated.

    Turbo Charge Your Brain

  18. Dgicre
    July 6 2010 at 8:42 am #

    Your brain next to your heart is probably your most important organ in your body. Keep it hydrated as it is mostly water. Great site!

    Turbo Charge your Brain

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