Brain Boosters

Good Afternoon, 

I recently attended a fitness conference in Toronto called Can Fit Pro.  One of the lectures that I attended with a professor,  Terry Eckmann, called Brain Boosters.  She gave lots of great practical information about ways to keep our brains healthy and active as we age.

I imagine that for many of you understand the importance of staying active, doing cardiovascular activity and starting your day with a healthy breakfast but did you know that:

  • Doing cross lateral movement (i.e. touching your elbow to your opposite knee) is good to keep the left and right sides of your brain balanced
  • There is something called Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor that helps to clean out the pathways of your brain--works when you sleep and do aerobic exercise
  • Exercise speeds up oxygen and glucose transport to the brain
  • Positive thoughts produce endorphins in the brain

So the best way to keep your brain healthy is to keep active, stay positive and eat well.

Good Luck

Erin Billowits

Vintage Fitness is an at home personal training company that works across the GTA including downtown, North York, East York, Mid Town, Etobicoke, Mississauga and Oakville