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Your Brain Power

Your Brain Power

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Published by Michael S. Logan
Your brain power can be modified, in either of two ways. One is positive and the other is negative.
Your brain power can be modified, in either of two ways. One is positive and the other is negative.

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Published by: Michael S. Logan on Jan 24, 2011
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 Your Brain PowerHttp://www.askmikethecounselor2.com/your-brain-power.htmlYour brain power can be modified, in either of two ways. One is positive and the other isnegative.For negative brain growth, drink and drug, eats lots of processed packaged food, get no exercise,do no learning, stress yourself frequently, and sleep irregularly.For positive brain power growth, think the opposite.Your brain is much more malleable than we ever knew until the Decade of the Brain, the 1990's."For at least a century before the discovery of neurogenesis (the birth of new neurons) in theadult human brain, a prevailing belief in the field of neuroscience was that the brain of virtuallyall mammals (not just humans) remained structurally constant throughout life and was incapableof producing new neurons." (by Tadzia GrandPré, PhD)However we do grow new neurons, if we prepare the neuronal soil so to speak.It appears however that new neurons do not spring forth fully prepared to solve philosophical orquantum mechanical problems.They must be challenged by novel learning experiences, asSimon Evans, Ph.D.says, or"difficult learning" as by Tadzia GrandPré, PhD. says in her recent article inAdultNeurogenesis-BioEd OnlinePhysical exercise is the most important aspect of growing your brainpower, and by that I mean enhancing your brains neuroplastic or neurogenetic capacities.Physical exercise does not mean you have to get all sweaty, and lift huge barbells off the floor.Actually you do not even have to roll barbells, you can get by with an exercise ball, or dumbbells and regular fits of HIIT, or high intensity interval training lasting all of 10 minutes.HIIT,as Angie and Scott Tousignant teach it,can consist of calisthenics like you did in physicaleducation classes in school, as long is you do 10 minutes of 30 second bursts of each one. Notsure about you, but to protect my 61 year old brain I can handle 30 seconds of jumping jacks.Or as Evans and Burhardt say inBrainfit for Life,do more of what you are already doingphysically, walk one more time around the block, or park further from the door of the shop youare going to.

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