In this section you will find posts related to exercise and the brain. Whether you are interested in preventing dementia or a healthy pregnancy, exercise is one of the most impactful brain boosters out there. Aerobic exercise has been proven to improve memory and preserve brain health.
Using an elliptical machine is a great way to get your daily aerobic exercise in. It’s low impact and strengthens both lower and upper extremities. But I frequently see a lot of people making this one mistake when on the machine and this can lead to some game-changing foot problems.
Dr. Perlmutter demonstrates classic sit-ups.
Dr. Perlmutter demonstrates triceps extensions, an incredibly important exercise for building a strong body. You can read more about this exercise in The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan, in which Dr. Perlmutter shares his favorite exercises for strengthening and toning your body.
Livestrong offers some further guidance on why strengthening your triceps is critical for your health:
The triceps help stabilize your shoulder joint and they act as an extensor of the elbow and shoulder. As your triceps become stronger with these exercises, the strength and stability of your shoulders and elbows increase. The functionality, flexibility and range of motion of your arm increases the more you work and strengthen these muscles. As a result, your performance improves in sports that require arm movements and upper body strength such as tennis, swimming, volleyball and basketball.
Welcome to The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan exercise program!
Dr. Perlmutter demonstrates bicycle crunches.
Dr. Perlmutter demonstrates basic bicep curls.
Dr. Perlmutter demonstrates exercise ball sit-ups.
Dr. Perlmutter demonstrates the wide row.
Dr. Perlmutter demonstrates classic push-ups.
Dr. Perlmutter demonstrates shoulder lifts.