Mel Collie ” Which exercises help improve your memory?
Memory, cravings and mobility can all be helped by doing exercises that help certain areas of the brain respond & grow.
The eyes and ears and spine are connected via track in the brain, connected by neurons that control eye motion, the balance system and spine musculature.
If the brain doesn’t perceive the spine to be mobile, or stable, it will NEVER, allow the full potential range or contractile motion to be realised from your limbs.
Engage your brain and it will reward you with better muscle facilitation, range of motion, balance and movement performance.
I give clients rapid eye movement for homework to do, they are a function of the front cortex of the brain, the CEO if you like, the boss.
I believe that skill work is lacking from traditional approaches to exercise.
The more complex the movement, the more your brain loves it, plus, the more focused your attention as you perform the moves, the better overall result.
When you eventually manage to perform the movement well, as you practice and practice and practice, you are rewarded with a sense of accomplishment, the hormone Dopamine, floods the system.
So, other than just exercising for body composition, which is all the rage right now (must have a flatter belly, must have a flatter belly…..), is it time to flip it and choose movement skills for a re enhanced brain function, more fun and engaging than punishing yourself on a treadmill for example.
Your brain requires feedback from all joints.
A simple movement like standing, lifting up one knee, the opposite elbow coming forward to touch, then change knees and elbows, so you cross over each time, when you have that nailed 10 reps, without falling to one side, add a walk forwards as you do the movement, then walk backwards doing the movement.
Then close your eyes 🙂
Cartwheels, forward rolls, handstands – kids movement we all did.. but sadly as adults, don’t do anymore, but they are all bone strengthening , all weight bearing, all fun to practice.
Improving attention improves mobility, staying focused as you exercise, enhances mobility.
Activate your cerebellum today,and your future will be a lot brighter for your brain function.
Get yourself to the park and get cartwheeling with the kids 🙂