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Summit For Wellness Podcast
What if exercise did more for us than improve our physical conditioning? What if it could actually have some cognitive benefits as well?That is exactly what we will be focusing on in this episode with Dr. Jenny Etnier. She has been doing a lot of research on how exercise could possibly be a protective barrier against Alzheimer's and cognitive decline.Jenny has also studied exercise through different age groups, from kids all the way to the elderly population. You'll learn about the results she has found, and how you can use it to start improving your brain today.What To Expect From This Episode
What happens to your body when you restrict movement for a long period of time
How much exercise it takes to see any cognitive improvements
Types of exercise that work better for brain healthWhat has been researched in regards to exercise and its connection to Alzheimer's Disease
Shownotes* [3:00] How can you get someone who absolutely hates exercise to start enjoying movement* [4:30] When you lose the access to move, you appreciate what you could do* [5:15] What happens with lack of movement as we age* [7:45] Is it better to have multiple rounds of short period of exercise throughout the day, or a long session of movement* [9:30] How can we motivate kids to want to improve their own health and not give in to peer pressure* [11:45] Do people see more exercise benefits from the duration of exercise, or intensity of exercise* [13:00] Are there different biological improvements based on intensity of exercise* [15:45] Which markers are monitored to see cognitive benefits from exercise* [20:30] The research done now allows us to figure out markers to monitor for future studies* [21:45] If someone was sedentary their entire life and decided to start exercising in their 50's, will they receive cognitive benefits* [24:00] Can overtraining the body lead to cognitive decline* [26:00] Will adding a walking treadmill to a workspace be beneficial to get more exercise in during the day* [28:15] Does the exercise need to involve the entire body, or can you get benefits from only using certain segments* [30:45] If you are doing low intensity exercise and learning through audio, can you absorb that information better* [32:45] Learn more about the possibility of exercise being a protective behavior against Alzheimer's
Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)
Bryan: [00:00:15] Often we participate in exercise programs to improve our overall movement quality. Whether that be to improve our strength and coordination or to recover from injuries we have had.But what if exercise also plays a role in our brain health, especially when it comes down to Alzheimer's disease. What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well, and be adventurous. And today I have Dr Jenny Etnier and I are on the show to discuss different research that has been done to test how exercise impacts our brain.We'll also be looking at how exercise becomes beneficial across different age groups from children to the elderly. So let's dive into my conversation with Jenny at night. Dr Jennife is a distinguished professor of kinesiology at the university of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research focuses on the cognitive benefits of physical activity.Jenny is highly acclaimed as a fellow of the American college of sports medicine and the national Academy of kinesiology, former president of the North American society for the psychology of sport and physical activity. And a member of multiple editorial boards for peer reviewed journals. She is also the principal investigator of the physical activity and Alzheimer's disease to study, which is focused on understanding the potential protective effects of physical activity for people are relativ...