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Next, come out of your reverse lunge, stand tall with your legs apart at a comfortable distance and squat. After this squat, move into reverse lunge with your other leg stepping back this time. This combination of moves helps to engage your mind and body all at once. We all could benefit from boosting our brain power, especially our kids.

There are LOTS of ways to boost brain power out there, but few are more convenient and as simple as these 3 moves.(they should only take about 1 MINUTE to do!) A big part of boosting brain power comes from getting both sides of the brain to communicate as quickly and efficiently as possible. Your walking time gradually increases each week to build up to the proven, belly busting total of 150–210 minutes of walking per week.. The main point is to make it work for you. If you’re already a regular walker, feel free to add additional time to your walk — or extra days if you feel up for more. Your first few steps trigger the release of energy-producing chemicals in your cells to fuel your walk.

Your heart rate revs from about 70 to 100 beats per minute (bpm), boosting blood flow and. The brain is bombarded with sensory feedback, so out of necessity, it’s going to tune out much of it. With focused attention, we are able to increase the efficacy of our movement practice. 2 This results in more efficient carving of neural pathways. So, bring your brain to the gym.

You’ll be that much stronger for it. 4. Unconscious Competence. 5-4-3-2-1 In this simple game, students stand up and the teacher (or leader) has them do five different movements in descending order.For example the teacher would say: “Do five jumping jacks, spin around four times, hop on one foot three times, walk all the way around the classroom two times, give your neighbor one high-five (pausing in between each task for students to do it). Once you have walked for 20 minutes your brain starts releasing chemicals such as endorphins that help you feel better. As you burn more fat during the next 25 minutes, your.

When you perform even a simple movement, it involves a huge amount of activity in the brain. Even something as simple as catching a ball requires you to plan the movement, decide to act, calculate speed, weight and trajectory, identify the position of your body in space and more – all in a fraction of a second. Move the Body to Boost the Brain! Facebook.

0. Twitter. Whether it is to walk down the stairs in a dark movie theatre without falling over, manipulate the pen in our hand with refined control as we write, or swing the tennis racquet to hit the ball back to our opponent, our body sensors gather feedback and rapidly inform our brain about. The best part is, your walk doesn’t have to eat up two hours of your time, or be a strenuous hike to feel the positive impact walking can have on your body and brain.

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Pigeon Walk integrates the activity of the right and left hemispheres of the brain by harvesting the energetic effects from the preceding explorations, blending the range-of-motion actions into a sequence of forward and backward walking that crosses the midline of the body.

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The mechanism of tricks seems to involve helping the patient to focus on moving one leg to a target, rather than simply thinking of walking.

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The three key concepts were taxis (automatic movement whose direction and speed is determined by the position and intensity of the stimulus), kinesis (unoriented movement, whose speed depends on stimulus intensity), and decussation (wherein one side of the brain is connected to the opposite side of the body).

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In this, a person walks back and forth along a path with the mind focused on the sensations in the feet and calf muscles, and the various phases of walking may be mentally noted with terms such as “lifting,” “moving,” and “putting.”

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When you notice that the mind has wandered away from awareness of the experience of walking, gently escort the focus of attention back to whatever aspect of the walking you are attending to as your object of attention, using it as the anchor to bring your mind back to the body and to the walking.

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Walking and moving about invigorates the brain.

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The first walk uses a visual focus; the second walk uses a physical focus; the third one is a feeling approach; and the fourth one is a mind–body approach.

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Mambo: The mambo involves stepping forward the step and then backward in the floor (or in the bench), repeatedly with the same foot while shifting the weight between the supporting, static foot and the moving foot (Fig. 9.32).

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The first is mutual adaptation between the human walker and Walk-Mate.

“Human-Computer Interaction: Theory and Practice” by Julie Jacko, Constantine Stephanidis
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Walking is also practised moving the head up and down through full range of head motion.

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  • I’m having dark marks in Both my feet.n it’s spreading.my wife says it is bcoz of bad blood circulation.can anyone hav any idea about it?suggestions would help

  • Yes!! It does not make sense at the time, but I have seen and do this.. if we don’t do this as parents.. it opens a door for an abusive person to do this. I read a book, I cannot remember Th name, but it was about natural weening!! Pretend play is also important for learning social skills, I know there HAS to be science behind that, how can I get involved in spreading this news, even more in these trying times, also sharing my relationship with the Lord Jesus, to the Father with the Holy Spirit, we can’t forget or leave this out!! Amen

  • i feel like a lot of these people in the comments have one leg longer than the other. go check with a chiropractor or PT, helps tremendously

  • 5:48 stretch feels like it’s going to dislocate also my legs hurt along the inside and constantly snap followed by insane burning for no reason it’s happened about 8 times now I also have week wrists andthey give way along with fingers that curve upwards instead of laying flat

  • Obviously much useful information applicable for the most part in developed countries. I have been afflicted with peripheral neuropathy for the past ten years of so and in the third world country where I live, we do not have any where near the advanced and variety of treatment options. I have watched. The clinics which do claim to offer either total recovery or a betterment of conditions,are way too expensive for the ordinary patient. Perhaps a simplified protocol applicable in undeveloped countries for the management of this unfortunate condition, might be of infinite value.

  • from the time i wake up to the time i go to sleep, my hands and feet are always freezing. when everyone else is feeling warm or even hot, am felling cold. am always feeling cold, even when am out in the sun. after exercising, it takes less than an hour then i start feeling cold again. i literary forgot how it feels to be warm/hot/okay

  • My what pops whenever I move it upward and my right hip cracks whenever I move my leg outward. It doesn’t hurt-it’s just a weird feeling

  • this model that you displayed about what happens in this syndrome is sooo good, we can easily understand and relate to whats happening under the skin

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    Doing hip and shoulder mobility drill should be helpful to prevent impingement in your joints. Since you sit a lot and don’t move, there are a lot of inhibitions on your body.

    That is why doing mobility can prevent future injuries. You can lift weight without injuries. However, you will get injured sooner or later.

    Even elite athletes do a lot of mobility drills to prevent injuries and improve performance. So, fixing your poor posture and doing mobility drill should be done to kill two birds.

  • You guys seem cool. Also, I wanted to mention I have PAD with the unfortunate result of a leg amputation. I am a diabetic and had a very sedentary life style, a dangerous combination indeed. I want to say to your subscribers to take exercising seriously and save your limbs, or maybe even your life.

  • I have very bad pain in my hip I think something is pinched I have had this 4 times now I I’m 15 and it lasts for about 2 weeks I can’t put pressure on my leg even if I’m trying to go to sleep it is very painful and I can’t get to sleep for hours I have my hip lifted a bit and and I walk on my tip toes on my hip that is painful as it hurts to much to walk normal does anybody know how I could get rid of this

  • My neck grinds and crunches when I move it and it’s repeatedly. My hip bone pops or moves out of place when I kick feet up. As well when I flex my arms up and down it crunches repeatedly up and down. And as well my wrist pops everytime I crack it. As well my left hip flexor is stiff. Turned 16 a month ago. Am I fine?

  • I have this and mainly i do 10 to 20 squats before bed and it has treated it so far! key is not lift your heel as you squat( three point stance).

  • When I begun to walk outside, my friend wrote a mark on the end of the sidewalk each 50 feet until 500 feet. First week, 50 feet and come back home. And I increased each week of 50 feet!! If this idea can help someone, good!

  • I had my hips replaced a few years ago. Now I have a chronic pain in my hip right side. Femeralasitabular inmingement? Psoas? It’ very painful to lift my leg.

  • When I’m laying down & I lift my legs or thighs in an outward motion, they both pop & click on both sides as if they’re totally messed up. Never understood why.

  • I was in so much trouble from last 8 months.. I changed my mattress, I took pysiotherapy sessions, got my blood tests done, some doctors said it might be sign of arthiritis, I’m 30 and was so worried about it. But, you made this video and i realized its not a big thing, i can get over it!:) and I did.. Within two days, repeating these stretches 3 times a day holding each stretch 3 times for 30 sec each.. I was able to recover �� Thank you doctors. You both are awesome ����

  • my question would be, why is it called the dancers hip?..What movements do dancers do that causes it? Or is it over stretching? (I do ballet and everything pops)

  • The advertising is so disruptive, I notice how distracted I get, I want to listen to this but also want to hear some of that information, haha perfectly me!!

  • could you address the issue of blood clots in the legs that persist and do not dissolve even though you are on a blood thinner. Which of the exercises will keep me out of a wheelchair?

  • I do taekwondo and when I lift my right leg up then down it makes a popping sound, it restricts my movement especially when trying to lift up my leg for a side kick ��

  • So I’m a martial artist and my hips pop while I’m throwing kicks, most of my kicks are roundhouses, but when I go to the body and head my hips pop is that the dancers hip?

  • Thank you so much! I am suffering from my hip popping way to much and I am 33 years old. I recently was in an head on Collision and I have 5 herniated disc (2 in lumbar). I am doing physical therapy but they seem like they don’t care to help my problems. I really appreciate the content y’all are loading. It’s helping me healing process for my precious body.

  • These guys are hilarious �� so informative, gonna incorporate this into my routine! my hip cracks though bc of injury, I slipped and fell on it couple years back ��

  • I’m young, but when I’m sitting on a table and my feet are hanging my lower legs and feet can turn purple or my foot will cramp when I go to walk right after

  • I think sitting on my left leg and foot brought about this problem. Now my left hip pops when I try to do situps. I hope stretching fixes it.

  • Hubby is diabetic, and hefty. Tho’ his A1C’s are great; well managed. He gets his meds etc at the VA Hospital New Orleans, where we live. And he wears medium compression stockings for small varicose veins. I also have spider veins, (unsightly but no pain/discomfort). That said I now wear medium compression stockings for women. They really do help. Hubby bicycles, and I walk every day. Our building has no elevator so that is also a plus good stairs.. up and down! Great to see you two! It is 2019 as I write.

  • It would really mean a lot if you guys replied back! My left leg is longer then my other I been watch a ton of your vids yes it’s been working but I’m still tight all around my body and it’s just not working, physical therapy doesn’t even help I don’t know what to do. I have extreme knee pain and problems and I’m only 18 very young and have to love with this the rest of my life

  • For how long should I attempt some of the exercises? I know throughout the day ones include the heel/toe exercise but for example, how long should I do the bending of the knees exercises or foam rollers?

  • What causes the ligament to snap with dancer’s hip? I understand what you’ve said in this video, but has the ligament been altered, is it pulled by a tight soft tissue? I don’t understand the root cause and trajectory. It’s not really discussed in detail I’m finding

  • Is the foam roller ok rolling legs that already have poor circulation issues like spider veins/varicose? I’ve read in multiple places that rolling on varicose veins can damage the veins further.

  • First and foremost, if the muscles of the hamstrings are tight, coulc.it/painfix they are more susceptible to tearing. No matter if you’re an elite athlete, stay-at-home-mom or average Joe, a muscle tear in the back of your legs can take months to heal and recover from making life very challenging.

  • I’m 18 in July but I can pop both my hips in and out and have been able to for a couple of years. occasionally when I walk my right hip gets very painful with an aggressive snapping/popping that can be felt and heard clearly. I tried stretching my IT band for a week but no notable change was seen. I also have back/neck pain sometimes and a lot of my joints crack frequently. what should I do!

  • hey, id really like your opinion on something. I’m 20 years old female, and my left hip has an unbelievable loud pop. so much so that it feels like my whole body shakes or like its dislocating. i used to be a tennis player so when working out it has always troubled me i am 175cm and 68kg, i can do the splits so flexibility is not a problem i have even used a golf ball for pinpoint rolling. it is a repetitive sound that happens whenever i fully extend my leg while lying down and it causes discomfort when it pops. ive had this for at least a few years. should i look into more or just leave it and work through the discomfort. (by the way its very easy for someone next to me to hear it and they all become discussed with the sound)

  • My hip locks and clicks and makes me want to fall over a year after a hip replacement my doctor doesn’t want to admit hes left me with a leg length problem only a an “apparent leg length problem” what ever that means ���� just early fell over again because of it

  • I get by doing leg raises for abs, i was a lot worried as i couldn’t describe what region is this called but gladly I found this video. And im 18 but i had this from a long time (was ignoring) and started getting pain past few days

  • If i sit in kinda a ball position type thing (knees to chest) and then bring them back down it grinds almost and causes discomfort on my left side

  • It’s also never to late to do this, my mother and I didn’t not have this kind of relationship, but she has started to just listen and share her struggles, we have both grown

  • Bob & Brad When a person lays on their back and does a leg lift and on the way down it makes a popping or clunking sound in their body what does that mean is wrong? A lot of people in the comment section experience this as i do. I just thought it was because i was in your age group but youngins’ are experiencing it also. This is not something that i have noticed before or throughout my life. Please reply. Ty:).

  • Athletes are healthy they said
    I was an athlete, development popping hip, tore my hamstring, ulnar nerve. Nothing has been fixed. Oh and my AC joint became separated…

  • Is there no way to decipher which of the issues it is? I’ve been stretching daily for months and it’s still clicking on the one side every step I take (longer strides only, not around the house).

  • mines like inner snap like i dance so i don’t feel a stretch and it dosent crack unless i squat but after sitting and sleeping it hurts so badly till it pops back into place ��‍♀️

  • Requesting recommendations on a car seat for myself, one that will provide lumbar support in addition to help relieve hip pain / tightness after a long drive…Not to mention ‘numb nuts’ as well,, Thanks in advance..

  • I’m definitely subscribing because I doh wanna get slap�� but seriously I got up with pain in my feet and calves did a search on the tube found this vid and I’m happy I did it’s a life saver thanks guys for the invaluable info…thanks!

  • I had a right side hip arthroscopy a few years ago and after that my both side legs start poping when lying and contract and stretch my legs

  • I suffered with Varicose Veins. I found Dr. Joel Wallach video. He said it was caused by copper deficiency. I started taking the max dose of 4 mg. a day. Took 6 months. The varicose veins shrank, and the pain went away, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhTChWQgVFc&t=6s

  • Gentlemen that yoga band thingy is a little too fancy shamcy for me. I do that same stretch every morning with my leather belt around my ankle!

  • Such valuable advice but sadly the audio is so bad that u either put the phone to hear what is being said or u just watch them do the exercises. But they are definitely worth doing. Thank you gentlemen.

  • I just started dancing and it makes a loud pop every once in a while when I’m practicing. It doesn’t hurt but it’s so loud that i know it can’t be good and I’m only 17!

  • Thank you you doing wonderful work. I am suffering from planter fasciitis l feel my feet heavy when l sleep then l feel my feet heavy and tight please show sleep position make sleep position video.

  • hi your video is great. could i get the exact name of that foot machine.i am interested in getting myself one. my email add: [email protected] gmail.com and whats app no +27 769773253 for more images of this product. Thank You. Peter G South Africa.

  • I have never heard of or seen the stretch at 5:40
    holy mother of stretching. that’s actually a stretch that I feel really good.
    thanks!

  • I appreciate the tips. How often you hear I wish I knew what was happening as it was getting worse, for years? Now its a bloody nightmare since the slowly increasing pain caused slowly decreasing exercise until I was sitting at a computer desk almost entirely, for years. Then finally on top of all the stuff that was a clear sign I ignored, like big time calf pain walking up hills even a little bit, and increasing neuropathy symptoms I ignored until it finally hit my sciatic and put me in agony for weeks trying to get back out of that one. Got that one toned back down and I find myself OCD chasing all the other symptoms I ignored for almost two decades as they got worse. Its like a onion. Peel off one thing a little bit and the next one pops up to take its place. You guys gotta see this stuff quite frequently. Frustrating though when I try to explain all these different symptoms to my Physician, who is a 80 year old Osteopath, so you would think he would know something about natural treatments of it and even he just tosses more Gabapentin at it. Which I admit does help. Mainly to help control some of the pain so I can move more and hopefully get at the root of this.

  • Holt fucking shit! I´ve had this for years and i recently bought a foam roller and now the popping in my hip is gone within minutes after doing the exercises in this video!!!

  • Bob & Brad, I’m sure you get these wisenheimer comments every day, but I gave myself DVT/Phlebitis doing deep knee bends. Be careful out there! (full disclosure: I was severely overweight and inactive at the time)

  • Wish you would write a diagram book, done like a recipe book for all these exercises so we could make a home chart system. Let me know when you do that. THANKS!

  • You guys might enjoy checking out the dvd that’s on Amazon calledThe Egoscue Pain-free workout as an at home stretching workout for your patients for days they don’t have an appointment with you two fun characters!
    I spent 3 weeks in post stroke rehab and noticed quite a few of these stretches my PT’s used. They aren’t a overly strenuous workout but I always notice better foot & legs flexibility, posture and breathing.��❤️you guys. Wealth of info.
    Can you please add that PT catalog information? ��

  • When i lift my right leg while laying down, like leg raises excerises or air cycle while laying down my lower back makes small pop sound inside.
    OR
    if i twist my lower back to the left side while laying down on the bed, it pops too.
    Is it not normal? And can it be fixed??

  • Hey Guys I Am 12 And When I Do The Scissors Exercise For The Abs With My Feet Something Pops Down Can You Please Tell Me What To Do

  • My right hip used to always pop.. it was getting worse where I couldnt walk for an hour. Cause the hip was in pain. I couldnt step with my right leg

  • I have pain and click sound on my Rt hip when I move it outward then return it back to normal position 1 year ago. Who has the same problem? Please do like so my comment go up and the doctors can read it and tell me the solution.

  • I understand if you cross your legs that cuts off your circulation.. so is it okay to cross them when you’re using the roller..��

  • I have recently been having a lot of discomfort with my right hip flexor. I am a 3 sport athlete and am used to working out a lot but during this quarantine I would just sit down and game all day (stupid right). One day after a few months I felt motivated to play soccer and I spent like 5 hours on the field. I have major discomfort in my hip flexor and tenderness when I touch it. Also a popping in my hip whenever I move my hip inwards. Do you have any tips or advice?

  • Most of the most trusted Physio people on YouTube say definitely NOT to foam roll your IT band. What’s your guys opinion on why you do

  • So is it harmful or not?? They never talked about that, unless I missed it somehow. Thankfully my hip cracking isn’t painful. However, sometimes it concerns me based on how it sounds. My boyfriend thinks it’s hilarious (and so do I because it‘s sooo loud that I can’t even play it off).������

  • Me too..when he said he would slap me I signed up to.
    My Mom needs that sit down elliptical machine…I never knew they existed..Im going to buy her one now.. And I loved the YOGA STRAP..I didnt know that existed either…Thanks for all the info..I did the stand up exercise with you..WOW…MY LEGS AND ANKLES no longer feel painful..Amazing stuff! Thank You.

  • Thank you for your info! I’ve had both labrums repaired and they were technically successful on MRI&CT scan post-surgery. I’m strong, but I still have dysfunction and tight illum where trauma occurred. When either one snaps, everything goes out of wack. What can you suggest for my long-term recovery? Thank you, bless!

  • Hello Bob and Bread! You, guys, are loved by so many. Thank you for your lovely personalities… you make the pain more bearable. Much love ��