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Want to get smarter? Stop Brain decline or have a leaner body? Cognitive Physical Training:Training your brain with movement (2): From front to back

March 23, 2010

You can train your brain in more ways than from left to right

Want to get smarter? Stop Brain decline or have a leaner body?

Previous blogs: training the brain from left to right click here

From Front to back (2)

Intentional movement. The same way that we use our words with an intention, we can move our muscles with a similar intention. In order to do that the brain needs to plan, organize, structure and execute with a precision where intention and execution are in the same page. This is similar that when we are playing basketball or soccer and we visualize scoring a goal or making a basket and your body tries as best to make sure that intention and execution are as close to perfection as possible.

STUDIES

    Movement facilitates cognition. Movement is a central mission of the brain. (Sylwester)
    Bodily Kinesthetic is one of eight Multiple Intelligences. (Gardner)
    Most students, up to 85%, are natural kinesthetic learners. (Hannaford) Children in poverty seem to rely primarily on their kinesthetic abilities for learning. (Payne)
    Repetitive gross motor movement balances brain chemicals that calm behavior and elevates self-esteem and self worth, accommodates ADD/ADHD. (Jensen)
    Exercise triggers BDNF that increases neuronal communication. (Squires)

Super Body, Super Brain is a program that uses the brain with strength training

SUMMARY – HOW TO TRAIN THE BRAIN WITH MOVEMENT:

From left to right (left vs right brain hemispheres)

From front to back (Cognitive, forcing the brain to think, plan and organize a movement)

From your senses (through your sensory system, especially proprioception (eyes ears, joints)

Learning constantly (learning  new movements, mastering skills (hippocampus, cortex, frontal lobes)

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