Move Your Body, Heal Your Mind - Jennifer Heisz [360]
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Do you struggle with making time to exercise? As parents, exercising can seem daunting and exhausting. In this episode, I talk to Jennifer Heisz, author of Move the Body, Heal the Mind: Overcome Anxiety, Depression, and Dementia, and Improve Focus, Creativity, and Sleep about the importance of daily movement. We talk about how exercise doesn't have to be vigorous or time-consuming. Jennifer suggests ways even busy parents can make time for movement.

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Takeaways: 

  1. Moving is a kickstarter to mindfulness
  2. Physical inactivity contributes as much to dementia as genetics
  3. Contrary to popular belief, exercising later in the day does not disrupt our sleep, in fact, it can reset our biological clocks

Jennifer J. Heisz, Ph.D., is an expert in brain health. She is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Brain Health and Aging in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. She directs the NeuroFit lab, which has attracted over $1 million to support her research program on the effects of exercise on brain health. Dr. Heisz’s award-winning research examines the impact of physical activity on brain function to promote mental health and cognition in young adults, older adults, and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Her debut book called Move the Body, Heal the Mind examines the latest research on how exercise can help you overcome anxiety, depression, and dementia and improve focus, creativity, and sleep.

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