Wendy Suzuki On The Brain-Changing Effects Of Exercise! | Bolton Osteo Blog
Now that the weather’s improving somewhat (fingers crossed), there are no doubt countless of you out there thinking about booking a session or two with a running coach in Manchester so you can pound the pavement without worrying about putting too much stress on your body.
And this would be very wise – running certainly is excellent exercise and runners do always report back saying that there’s nothing quite like the clear head you have after a decent run.
But just in case you need a bit of persuading in this regard, why don’t you put your best listening hat on and check out this TED Talk by Wendy Suzuki, professor of neural science and psychology at the Center for Neural Science at New York University. (Video at the end of this post if you don’t want to follow the link).
In her seminar, she waxes lyrical about how just moving your body around has immediate, protective and long-lasting effects on the brain that can actually last for the rest of your life… music to our ears here at the Bolton Osteopathic Clinic!
Ms Suzuki cited her own experiences of gym-going where she tried absolutely every class imaginable and found that after every workout she had a mood and energy boost that kept her going back. And, interestingly, one of the biggest changes she noticed a year on was that she was able to focus and maintain attention for longer than before and her long-term memory seemed better as well.
Check out the talk and see what you think – there are certainly all sorts of different benefits to going to the gym, but who would have thought better memory would be one of them!
Now what was I just about to do?