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Baby Boomers biggest fear: brain-muscle decline

November 16, 2010

Baby Boomers Exercise Program

The United States Census considers a baby boomer to be someone born during the demographic birth boom between 1946 and 1964

What is the number one fear if you are a baby boomer? Brain-Muscle decline should be on top of your list. We age for sure but it is our choice to decide how we want to age. If you are a baby boomer your parents should be in their 70-80s and it is clear that you are concerned with your parents health. Your parents may be moving slower, reacting slower losing balance, coordination, poor posture alignment. In addition there are increasing risks for dementia and other conditions. Clearly we need to plan in advance and start training our brain-muscle connection right now. In other words we need to  train the circuits in the brain responsible for movement and our sensory feedback pathways that are so important for movement.

Trick: INTENTIONAL MOVEMENT + BALANCE+ BALANCE WITH EYES CLOSED

Have you ever thought of what can you do to delay this brain-muscle slowdown? I have spectacular news for you. One of the emerging trends in health has to do with motor plasticity. yes you heard right! Brain plasticity in the areas responsible for motor movement!

A recent study shows how we can affect the plasticity of the brain in those circuits responsible for movement:

Motor plasticity study

Motor training induces experience-specific patterns of plasticity across motor cortex and spinal cord

Exercising your brain with challenging movements will benefit to create those neural pathways responsible for movement. For instance, It is movement that connects the intricate web of brain circuitry since different kinds of movement are managed by different areas of the brain. These critical brain circuits work with your muscles, tendons, and joints to dictate the quality of movement throughout the body.

check out how you can train the brain with movement

Conclusion:

It is extremely important to train the circuits in the brain that are responsible for movement. Otherwise you will experience a steep brain and physical decline. To read my upcoming book called SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN click here

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2010 6:47 pm

    Wow! Nice job summing up the best strategies for aging well and maintain cognitive and motor functions. I especially think the video is very informative, and should serve as a great resource to those interested in staying active and healthy as they age. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. November 22, 2010 8:39 am

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