Fitness & Physical Activity Choices

Remember Brain Health is Heart Health

Dance

Whether you're a toe tapper, a shoulder swayer music often triggers a natural response to move. Channel that instinct and it becomes exercise.

The Facts: Scientists have found the areas of the brain controlling memory and skills such as planning and organizing improve with exercise.

Our Take: Dance is a great way to begin a fitness routine. Consider swaying and stretching as you begin your day and end your evening with a impromptu salsa in the kitchen.

Swimming

Swimming is a cardiovascular and muscle-building exercise, in addition, it involves constant thinking, processing, and learning. You have to be mindful of your breathing rhythm and how to properly execute strokes and kicks. As well as measure your technique in to improve your endurance and speed.

Tai-Chi

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Walking

When it comes to exercise getting started is often the highest barrier. Beginning a low impact, self-paced is the way to kickstart a brain health lifestyle.

The Facts: Researchers found the foot's impact during walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that significantly modify and can increase the supply of blood to the brain.

Our Take: Walking is a low barrier practice to engage in physical activity. Whether you walk around your block or travel a beach or park walking can be done at no financial cost and requires no equipment.

Yoga

Yoga combines a mind, body practice that is based on mindful movement.

The Facts: Researchers found yoga appears to have a positive effect on areas of the brain controlling memory, information processing, and emotional regulation.

Our Take: A regular yoga practice is the trifecta for brain health with each class improving balance, focus, and stress management.