“Physical activity has been shown to reduce depression and anxiety, improve cognitive performance, and stimulate BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) production. Exercising to the point of breaking a sweat is a great brain optimizer because it releases BDNF or brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a Miracle-Gro for the brain that stimulates the growth of new brain cells and new brain cell connections. Additionally, exercise naturally carries out all these missions for your body:
- Erases effects of stress
- Balances all your neurotransmitters
- Prevents dementia
- Balances hormones like insulin
In my 8-part docuseries, Broken Brain, I have interviewed top brain and health experts, including Dr. John Ratey, to bring you cutting edge knowledge of how to optimize your brain health. My wish for all of you is to live a life that is vibrant, awake, engaged, present, focused, delightful, refreshed, and balanced. You can have a brain that allows you to fully experience every day, and all the joys and sorrows of being human, to show up and do what it is you want in life without being slowed down or blocked by a brain that keeps you from fully being you with your family, with your friends, with your work, and most importantly your own heart and soul.
Be sure you're registered to watch Broken Brain via the link in my profile. “- Dr. Mark Hyman. #brokenbrain #mindbodyconnection #functionalmovement #sweateveryday #crossfit
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