Exercise Basic Chapter 12
- Exercise Basics (Video)
- Build a Better You
- What Is Aerobic Exercise? (VIDEO)
- You Need Aerobic Exercise
- What is Anaerobic Exercise? (VIDEO)
- You Need Anaerobic Exercise
- Daily Exercise Requirements (VIDEO)
- Mix It Up!
- Build Better Muscles
- Build Better Bones
- Build Better Flexibility
- Exercise & Your Brain (VIDEO)
- Build a Better Brain
- Build a Better Cardiovascular System
- Exercise & Diabetes (VIDEO)
- Build Better Metabolism
- Build a Longer Life
- Build Better Health in Many More Ways
- Build a Better Life
Exercise & Your Brain
Regular aerobic exercise is a workout for your brain. The neurons in your brain benefit from the release of a special factor during exercise called BDNF—brain-derived neurotrophic factor. It has been called “Miracle Gro” for the brain because of its ability to help maintain and strengthen brain neurons, enabling them to make new connections and pathways. Exercise is associated with lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia disorders as well as better memory retention and decision-making.
EXERCISE BASICS VIDEOS
Exercise & Your HealthThe whole-body benefits of regular exercise are the key to better health, quality of life, and longevity.
What Is Aerobic Exercise?Workouts that require large amounts of oxygen to fuel continuous movement strengthen your heart, brain and more.
What is Anaerobic Exercise?Resistance activities that require short, intense bursts of movement build muscle and strengthen bones.
Daily Exercise RequirementsEveryone should try to work out for 30 minutes most days of the week, getting a balance of aerobic and Anaerobic exercise.
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Exercise & Your BrainWorking out protects your brain cells and helps you create new ones, building your brain as you build your strength and endurance.
Exercise & DiabetesRegular exercise helps diabetics manage their disease by improving insulin sensitivity and strengthening other systems.
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- Thomas Adair, Ph.D.
Professor of physiology and biophysics The University of Mississippi Medical Center
- Audrey Chun, MD - Geriatrician
Medical Director, Martha Stewart Center for Living Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
- Rebecca Cipriano, MD - OB/GYN
Founder, A Better You weight loss center
- Cynthia Geyer, MD
Medical Director Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
- Charles Hillman, Ph.D
Department of Kinesiology & Community Health The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Norman Marcus, MD
Marcus Pain Institute, New York
- Molly Morgan, RD
Nutritionist and author
- William J. Kraemer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS, FNSCA
Exercise Physiologist/Neurobiologist University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education
- Elaine Rosen, PT, DHSc
Queens Physical Therapy Associates/Hunter College
- Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Interpersonal Neurobiologist UCLA School of Medicine/Mindsight Institute
- Michael D. Stein, M.D.,
Chief Medical Director at The Visual MD.com
Professor of Medicine and Community Health Brown University
- Rudy Tanzi, PhD
- Lonnie Walton, NASM
Personal Trainer, Owner Fitness Together
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