We often talk about the physical benefits of exercise- preventing heart disease, maintaining a healthy body weight, bone health, maintaining strength and function. But most people I work with also understand the mental benefits of exercise. In fact, the most common reason people workout is simply because it improves their mood. It helps reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It improves focus, concentration and productivity. I hear “it makes me a better mom”. It simply feels good.
And quite frankly, moving your body because it feels good is a lot more motivating than exercising to burn calories, or to reduce a risk of heart disease.
But do you know why exercise improves your mood and brain health? And do you know what types of exercise best boost your brain health?
I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Dr. Norm Hoffman on the neurological benefits of exercise, and I’m excited to share this episode with you.
Thirty-four years ago, Dr. Hoffman’s dad visited his medical doctor because of severe lower back pain that was preventing him from being able to do the manual labor associated with is job. His doctor told him that there was nothing he could do for him and that he would probably end up in a wheelchair within a few years. Dr. Hoffman’s didn’t accept this answer and upon the advice of a friend visited their chiropractor. Right away he experienced great relief and his back pain went away in a short time. And that prompted Dr. Hoffman’s decision to become a chiropractor.
Since graduating valedictorian with research honors, Dr. Hoffman has continued his passion for learning. He has completed courses and earned certifications in the following so that he can offer his patients the broadest range of natural health choices possible. Dr. Hoffman’s credentials include Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
In this episode you’ll:
- Learn exactly how exercise benefits the brain (we get a little sciency- which I LOVE 🙂
- What types of exercise give you the most ‘bang for your buck’
- How exercise can benefit people dealing with neurological problems, such as ADHD, autism, Parkinson’s and more.
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