DiscoverThe Model Health ShowTMHS 340: Cognitive Enhancement Through Exercise & How Your Brain Actually Works - With Guest Dr. Wendy Suzuki
TMHS 340: Cognitive Enhancement Through Exercise & How Your Brain Actually Works - With Guest Dr. Wendy Suzuki

TMHS 340: Cognitive Enhancement Through Exercise & How Your Brain Actually Works - With Guest Dr. Wendy Suzuki

Update: 2019-03-139
Share

Description

What do you do to maintain the health of your brain? You probably already know about the importance of mental stimulation and problem solving for the health of your brain. But the truth is, our brain is an incredibly complex system that can be affected by many internal and external factors. Protecting your health isn’t as simple as doing a word puzzle—it’s a culmination of all of your daily habits and rituals.

Researchers are constantly uncovering new evidence about the interconnectedness of the human body, and the importance of creating healthy habits to protect all systems in the body, including the brain. Among the lifestyle choices you can implement to make a positive impact on your brain health, simple habits like exercise and meditation go a long way.

Dr. Wendy Suzuki is an expert in all things neural science and brain plasticity. Her evolving work has spanned from the brain’s ability to retain memory, to how exercise and meditation can improve cognitive ability, and how everyday anxiety can be harnessed for good. On today’s show, Dr. Suzuki is back to discuss brain function, cognitive enhancement, and how you can create routines that help your brain work at maximum capacity.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How brain plasticity works.
  • The science behind the mood-boosting effects of exercise.
  • How exercise can protect our brains from aging.
  • The power of meditation for the human brain.
  • How to create a ritual around meditation.
  • What cognitive enhancement is.
  • The three major areas of cognitive enhancement.
  • How aerobic exercise can help your hippocampus grow.
  • What BDNF is.
  • The two broad groups of cells in the human brain.
  • How exercise can improve your focus.
  • The effects that walking can have on your mood.
  • How neurons work in the brain.
  • The details of Dr. Suzuki’s exact exercise and meditation routine.
  • How a devastating loss helped Dr. Suzuki uncover her superpower.
  • What intenSati is.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Model Health Show. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show on Apple Podcast by clicking on the link below. It will help us to keep delivering life-changing information for you every week!

Click Here to Subscribe via Apple Podcast

Click Here to Subscribe via Stitcher

Click here to Subscribe via Spotify

Click here to Subscribe via Soundcloud

Comments (2)

Tim Stinson

this was a great episode!

Mar 14th
Reply

Franz Saint-Fleur

I like this podcast and give it 4 stars. I would give it a 5 star review but there's always 10-15 minutes of commercials at the beginning. I am fully aware that sponsors is a way that he makes his money. And that's perfectly fine but it gets to be too much at the beginning on I'm just trying to listen to the topic. how to podcast put their sponsorship commercials somewhere in the middle or threw out the episode in a way most people don't notice. But Shawn waste 10 to 15 minutes selling you at then star of every episode. I started skipping the first 10 minutes just so I can get the to topic. I suggest everybody does the same and if you're wondering what you're missing out here is the same sponsors that he always talks about. 1. save money by shopping at Thrive Market 2. Buy MCT oil from onit 3. Get some lion's main coffee 4. Go to Eric Thomas event 5. Her a five star review saying how great his podcast is. 6. A story the illustrations why one of the products above helps him in life. AFTER this same spill, he finally gets to the episode.

Mar 14th
Reply
loading
In Channel
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store
00:00
00:00
1.0x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

TMHS 340: Cognitive Enhancement Through Exercise & How Your Brain Actually Works - With Guest Dr. Wendy Suzuki

TMHS 340: Cognitive Enhancement Through Exercise & How Your Brain Actually Works - With Guest Dr. Wendy Suzuki

Shawn Stevenson