What happens if you combine exercise and positive affirmations?
You will increase your brain power! Scientific evidence shows that physical exercises help to build a brain that resists shrinkage (Dementia and Alzheimer) AND increases cognitive abilities. Imagine adding physical education into our classroom education instead of removing it. Even 10 minutes between class times would help our children to increase their brain power!
Dr. Wendy Suzuki explains in her Ted Talk what the benefits of high intensity training together with positive affirmations do to the brain. Exercise encourages the brain to work at a higher capacity and causes the nerve cells to multiply and strengthen their interconnections protecting them from damage.
During exercise the nerve cells release a protein know as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that activates the brain stem cells to create new neurons and trigger other beneficial chemicals such as adrenaline and dopamine. Sugar suppresses BDNF which helps explain why a diet low in sugar and grains along with exercise is so effective for optimizing the power of the brain, memory and lowering the risk of depression.
The chemicals released through exercise have shown to be as effective as major anti-depressants without the risks of bad side effects. By adding positive fun affirmations while you are exercising, it helps to reinforce the chemical changes taking place in the brain.
In addition to exercise and a healthy diet low in sugar and grains, regular chiropractic checkups – enhances brain power. Over 30% of the sensory information needed to balance the body comes from the joints and muscles of the head and neck. The largest source of balance and coordination input to the brain comes from the spinal joints. When spinal joints do not move through their full range of motion, neurological input from the spine to the brain is altered, creating body-wide stress.
To find out more -- how to increase your brain power -- call 480-325-6977. The doctors at Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center are board certified upper cervical Atlas Orthogonist, providing gentle, precise chiropractic care for the entire family.