How Walking Will Keep Your Mind fit


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The Benefits of Walking

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A brisk walk is more than just a great cardio workout; it benefits the brain, too. According to new research published in the journal Neurology, walking increases blood flow to the brain, which can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Researchers followed 160 older adults who showed evidence of cognitive decline (but not dementia) and found participating in aerobic exercises like walking for at least 30 minutes three times per week. En español | The best thing you can do to keep your brain in shape is get off the couch and head out the door for a brisk walk.

Just one year of walking three times a week can increase the size of the hippocampus, a part of the brain that’s key to memory. See. A brisk walk is more than just a great cardio workout; it benefits the brain, too.

According to new research published in the journal Neurology, walking increases blood flow to the brain, which can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Click here to read more about how walking keeps your brain in shape. June 12, 2019. A brisk walk is more than just a great cardio workout; it benefits the brain, too. According to new research published in the journal Neurology, walking increases blood flow to the brain, which can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

It’s never too late to start a walking program to help ward off cognitive decline. 2 days ago · Experts say you can keep your brain functioning at its highest level just by keeping it in shape, much like how you exercise the muscles in your body. brain health, aging, memory 436 Tuesday, 18 August 2020 10:44 AM. You now know that you can walk briskly, jog, hike, cycle, do aerobics, or dance around for about 45 minutes to help keep your brain in shape. Or, take a Pilates class, lift some weights, perhaps even get some yard work or home improvements done, and see a benefit. How walking can boost your brain power Getting outside and walking can help keep your brain in top shape.

Follow five simple steps to improve your own brain’s potential to remember and learn. Turning your normal walk into a fitness stride requires good posture and purposeful movements. Ideally, here’s how you’ll look when you’re walking: Your head is up. You’re looking forward, not at the ground. Your neck, shoulders and back are relaxed, not stiffly upright.

You’re swinging your arms freely with a slight bend in your elbows. To keep your brain in shape, take your dog or yourself for a walk. Walking for just 20 minutes a day can lower blood sugar. That helps stoke blood flow to the brain, so you’ll think more clearly. Continue Learning about Benefits of Walking.

Regular walking can help your grandparents and other seniors keep their brains in shape. Previous research had shown that mice learn, remember, and pay attention better after a few weeks of working out on a running wheel. Mice that exercise have greater blood flow to the brain than those who don’t.

Their brain cells also make more connections.

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Large studies have shown that walking may be one of the most effective ways to keep the brain cognitively fit.

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According to Ratey, even a brisk walk can build better connections between brain cells and may increase the production of cells in the hippocampus, which is the region of the brain involved in learning and memory.

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Walking, with the aerobic exercise it generates, can, like sleeping, help keep our precious brain and our body in good working order.

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The variety of sensory input that you experience while walking also can awaken your inner right brain and creativity.

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A second study, a randomized trial over six months, demonstrated that moderate-intensity walking increased activity in prefrontal and parietal brain areas during the same selective attention paradigm.

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The simple act of walking is a workout for the brain as well as the body.

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Speculation now has it that activities with rhythmic, repetitive motion, such as swimming, running, walking, or cycling, offer a meditative form of conscious awareness.

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Walking and moving about invigorates the brain.

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In Chi Walking, your mind gets a workout by scanning your body, then by directing the body with a Form Focus and then listening to the response.

“ChiWalking: Fitness Walking for Lifelong Health and Energy” by Danny Dreyer, Katherine Dreyer
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by Danny Dreyer, Katherine Dreyer
Atria Books, 2009

During the walk, brain stops doing any serious work other than minor routine ones.

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  • When I had severe neuropathic pain and anxiety problems I would walk as often as I could. It did wonders. It helped relax me and alleviate my pain. I also lost 17 kgs within 6 months which I needed to loose.

  • im finding walking is good to replace easy running in a running program of training. So, still do the hard fast runs….. but rest of time instead of easy running for an hour a day… I just crank up the incline on tread to 12% and walk 3.7 mph. And what happens is you get the low intensity cardio of easy pace running without the shock to joints… bones… tendons… etc… this means can fit more training in without injury…. can run harder on fast days too. Good stuff.

  • 9 hour long intro. Guess what, I’m fine, I don’t care about the video, here, have a dislike.
    I’m going to read a fucking paper, on the same thing, instead of being bored to tears.

  • I have written a well-rsearched article on scientific effects of daily walking, pls do visit, its a secure site.

  • Did you hear about *Next Level Diet*? These guys deserve a medal. Their customized training and diet plan helped me change my life. I can’t thank them enough

  • Dr.Claire Weekes believes in letting the anxiety come and eventually it will release it’s hold on you.Its a form of A.C.T.(acceptance,commitment,therapy).Has anyone try this and if so does it work. I’ve been struggling for to long now and don’t want to go on meds.

  • The best time of walking is between 4:00 am to 5:00 am. It really gives us the power of positive energy and mind blowing refreshment

  • Yup, lost me with the Hillary Clinton crap… she belongs in jail. Not much wisdom about her. I’m also reminded that the word God should remain In the serenity prayer, that’s why it’s worth the saying.:)

  • Everyone knows that walking is good for you. Few people know how to go about making walkability part of each community. This video by a practicing city planner gives solid examples of projects that any community can take on to make their community safer, more social, more neighborly and  more  walkable. The video also has great facts on how enhancing walkability in communities can lower the rates of clinical medical depression, markedly improve health, and increase profits for commercial businesses. A really good synopsis on why we need to encourage and plan for walkability. Excellent presentation, will use these examples in my practice. Looking forward to more from Sandra James.

  • What exactly is Rotogenflux Methods? How does this thing really work? I notice lots of people keep on talking about this iq course.

  • These are some of the benefits of morning walk

  • CHI Health, hi new subscriber just this minute at 1:47am -(12/8/19) caught you through a,something perry account whom im unsubcribing from due to no uploads /replies!! got it ��”good allow me to indroduce myself (DR. lucous in the emergengy room ) video will show my problem as well as ( injury update on Dr. lucous) you can find them if you tap my icon,their my recent video upoads /NOT PROMOTING!! just so if you watch my foot and goose size shinebone bruise are real! I fell therefore i can’t walk this bruise is still big from the fall on nov,9/19 like a month now any sugestions after /if you watch video’s showing injuries? would be helpfull i realize this comment is long ��sorry best wishes Lucous new friend hopefully and just hitt as i said the subscribe button ����

  • Wanna honestly know how to recover from anxiety and panic attacks? Read Dr. Claire Weekes books. I promise you, you can quickly get out of this anxious prison.

  • 5 benefits of walking

    1. It counteracts the effects of weight promoting genes.
    2. It helps tame a sweet tooth. (A 15-minute walk can curb cravings for chocolate)
    3. It reduces the risk of developing breast cancer.
    4 It eases joint pain.
    5. It boosts immune function.

  • Brain illness is nothing more than DISTORTED THINKING. THINKING ABOUT PERSONAL EVENTS that NEED TO BE PROCESSED: HEARD & honored & shown DIGNITY to know i am: this person is significant for a moderate time. We all LIKE ATTENTION. SOCIAL Connection is important. �������� Correct? We think it is. Depression is distorted THINKING. Events & CONCERNS not Addressed. Not being heard. Not ENOUGH ATTENTION. CONFIDENCE. IN the KNOW. POOR PLANNING & ORGANIZATION. POOR FOCUS. DISTORTED THINKING. COMPLEX Steps Thinking is COOKING a MEAL. Organizing COMPLEX daily STEPS & forgetting to take showers. Red Flags: distorted thinking. Red flags. Correct. Causes. Distorted THINKING. TALK Therapy to FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED to them or to someone they were attached to. We NEED TALK ATTENTION. WE R HUMAN. �������� & LISTEN.

  • People should take care of your heart. The important organ in the body, you should avoid junk foods in your younger year… and exercise a lot when still not in your 30s… My other friends are healthy as horse doing workouts in the gym in their late 20s now we are in the same age they have no problem with their heart compared of mind…

  • Lets be honest i really dont understand why this person who is Grossly overweight and looks very unhealthy so its clear that this speaker gets zero exercise and no walking.PEOPLE LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO LOOK AS HEALTHY AS THEY PROCLAIN TO BE.

  • Walking is the easiest way to get in shape and stay in shape. The biggest surprise I found when walking was the benefits of my mindset. I found myself calmer, more reflective, and generally more upbeat. The activity of walking is great for problem-solving. I found more ideas came to me during my daily walk. Walk on, Frank

  • This is a fantastic talk! I’m currently fascinated & wanting to learn as much as I can about neuroplasticity & biofeedback because I have an eating disorder & I’m seeing this type of treatment being used for eating disorders & it’s showing really positive outcomes.

  • Think on good things. Do this regularly and you create the mental habit of thinking on good things. Thinking on good things brings good feelings. The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts. Thank you and blessings to you. ��

  • i started walking one hour between the trees and canal in the village and it gives me pleasure and never feel compelled to do it….

  • I went to the peaceful place and I cried.. not really sure why the sadness came up. I do have a notion just not really sure… I didn’t expect this at all

  • Replace the word imagination with the word Thought. Imagination is just using your thoughts. It’s your thoughts that control everything. See Syd Banks three principles videos on YouTube.. imagination is just your manifestation or a way of using your thoughts. Worry anxiety and depression are all the results of your thoughts. Change your thoughts and you change your feelings

  • I live in Michigan, we have Winter, you need to exercise every day… EVERYDAY..
    The TV will not tell you this, but your BODY will. Try Walking, you will be MORE ALERT,
    SLEEP BETTER and smarter. And Healthier.

  • Not too informative. Very basic stuff I think most everyone already knows. I was hoping for more specifics like what NOT to eat. There’s a lot of brain and organ damaging food out there which I am aware of that I was hoping he would cover. It’s nice to have a professional reinforce and expound on what I already know.

  • I can save you all an hour of your lives by summing this up. Do regular moderate to intense exercise often. It improves bloodflow to the brain. Do puzzles and keep learning things such as languages and skills and new information and keep your brain active to keep it young. Engage in active socialization with others regularly. Stimulating conversation helps. Eat omega-3 fatty acids, a mediterranean diet & fruits and berries. Try to keep drug-free. The end.

  • Tip for you guys: listen to an ingrossing podcast while walking because you won’t want to stop I accidentally walked 10k today because I was listing to a podcast

  • Serenity prayer:
    “Grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”


  • I realise…am..getting old…,need to.maintain..a routine foe health and disease free life…and a must too../Dedicating..the video to my friend..and please note..”we r getting old and so…we need to get together… well.”..yeah yeah.No..fears…,loving u

  • Surprisingly, I was very disappointed with with the lecture. The content of his lecture and lack of directly quoting the studies he refers to lost my interest very quickly. I’ve watched dozens of UCSF mini medical lecture here on YouTube and while many are excellent and a few are average; this is the first one I can honestly say I found to provide negligible useful information at best.

  • Dr. Motarjemi finally stated what I have known for over a decade: Statins can cause cognitive problems. Cholesterol is critical in the repair of the brain and nervous system. If the body is producing it (dietary changes prove this), the body is trying to repair SOMETHING. The problems arise when Silica is present in the blood, from mined table salt or other sources. This is glass, a crystal that does not dissolve in the human body. It, in fact, punctures small holes in the arteries which are then patched with cholesterol. These plaques then cause the narrowing of the arteries that is blamed on cholesterol. That is like blaming the Band-Aid for the wound.  Another serious problem with Statins is chronic pain. If it does not occur in the first week, or is less than life threatening, then statins are not considered as a cause. Without a trauma it is likely to be considered a psychiatric condition. The patient is likely already having difficulty thinking and if they do not happen to see a Lipitor commercial they will stay in pain. Then the patient is left without pain support and continues to degenerate. Silica is a major player is high blood pressure as well. It is logical once the arteries are coated with lipids. The brain is at least 60% cholesterol. If you deprive an aging brain of the building blocks to repair itself then it is a medically induced injury to that person. The problem is not cholesterol, it is lack of activity and nutrient rich food. The medications that are given require eliminating grapefruit which would help clean out cholesterol.  The lecture seems to approach the subject as if the listener knows nothing. You do need to fill in all of the blanks with the average T.V. watching third grade mind. I would  like to hear more of what he knows but not what is available in a pamphlet.   This is not medical advise, it is just my opinion, talk to your doctor before trying anything you find on the internet.

  • Walking.
    Everybody walks. Make your walking journeys one of positive reason. I try to.
    There is no point in anyone walking to see me. I peacefully walk. If someone approaches me, it is up to me whether I give them time of day or not.
    I have exerted this. It is common sense.��

  • interesting information! I think that, we can keep our memory by the loving kindness, the pity, the compassion, the sympathy, the equanimity ; when we hate somethings, or we try to forget all the bad things, bad actions that we have done, or we have received from the others, our memory can change as we like and dislike ;

  • for the people dealing with anxiety remember this:

    “✨You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ✨“

    winnie the pooh

  • I can give a faster solution. Leave the busy, noisy big cities and move into a small, silent village and forget about wordly things.

  • I suffer with death anxiety. The thought of dying one day and watching others die around u. I wake up with this fear most days. I need help, anyone can help me

  • I relate to this so much. I have been suffering with Generalised Anxiety Disorder [GAD] for 2 years now and I can tell you it is horrible. I have created a YouTube Channel in which I talk about my experience and the importance of mental health awareness. I would greatly appreciate the support, take a look see if you relate to what I say? Maybe even subscribe? I never force a subscribe, only if you think you enjoy my content:) Thank you very much for listening.

  • Its 3:35am i woke up heart racing and worries scared 26 year old female ���� so scared & tired of feeling this way!! Hopefully this video helps me calm down! Bless you all, we will over come this ♡

  • The info that this doctors is putting out is absolutely correct. Meditation is what completely turned my emotional state around to where most all of my fears and anxieties have been eliminated for the most part. We still will have natural worries but no longer to the point where they run my life. When all of your fears are released, you have this indescribable feeling of absolute peace of mind that you feel not only in your mind but you can feel in your bones it’s a beautiful feeling! Learn how to meditate. It’s fun and easy and it only takes 20-30 minutes a day and best of all IT’s FREE!

  • It is a condition of suffering…seldom understood by those who dont experience it,…sending out comfort & support to those who do have it…

  • I hope you are able at some point soon to leave behind your erroneous views of, and issues with, the ability of women to think analytically and logically and be creative with those skills.

  • Love is not a criminal act to be punished by coerced sterilisation. Love is not anxiety; it is a basic human right. For leading a rewarding life. In English.Genitally.

  • #DailyBliss #DailyDiscourses #HinduCosmology

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  • Magnesium! Look for that mineral, it can reduce or even cure your anxiety if your cellular levels are up. Once you have that you can easily combat anxious feeling with the help of Meditation or CBT etc

  • Live in the moment LOL Is there a pill for that. Chronic anxiety is something no one would choose,so we can’t choose to live in the moment. That might b a goal or an outcome of a lot of work but it’s not the luxury of choice

  • especially great to watch before bed to calm down and re-center for much much better sleep and positive dreaming even. Thank you so much for giving back to society so much and for free here no less:)

  • This talk is filled with wonderful information for the individual and collective benefits of pedestrian friendly neighborhoods, and proven ways to transform estranged residential areas into interactively thriving communities. I found the part about Nina Miller 12:57 particularly insightful. It illustrates a very effective means of strategically placing public facilities between bus stations, train stations and community stores. Excellent talk!

  • Watch the powerful live satsang of HDH Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam in Engliish at 7.30am IST and at 7.30pm in Tamil on Nithyananda. Tv

  • I enjoyed hearing Sandra James’ presentation very much. As fences at the fronts of properties fall and people find the benefits of creating a better community (rather than sanction themselves inside their individual homes), this exquisitely spoken talk is inspirimg!

  • I think it was rather reassuring that there are normal changes we should not get upset over and there are changes we should watch out for, in ourselves and others.

  • I was wrongly diagnosed with anxiety by a doctor thank God I don’t have Anxiety
    My Sacred Heart will never leave me nor forsake

  • I have always linked word ‘diet’ with starvation, until I discoverd website *Next Level Diet*. With their diet plan, I am never hungry and I am still losing weight. Amazing!!!

  • You skiped importance of mindfulness meditation and fasting in prevention of memory related problems.Also the lecture was too lengthy.But overall you have done a great job.

  • Walking is a useless exercise for weight loss for people who want to loose more than 5 kilos.
    Fasting if not having any medical condition is much better.
    Eating as much less as possible IS EASIER.
    Only one meal a day if possible is AMAZING.
    people having 2 to 4 kilos extra weight can try walking.
    But for obese people walking is
    very fast walking for only 20 minutes is enough for normal weight people.
    For a slim figure eat minimum.
    Also doing a number of physical activities like gardening sweeping the floor
    IN FACT WALKING CAN put stress on your mind because it gives very slow results.
    Leading to depression!
    Still to each his own.

    My parents were slim and trim by walking one hour daily for many years
    I tried yoga and fasting.
    Diet control is the best.

  • I suggest Fasting. I had lived with my GAD (diagnosed) for 5 years, including sever psychosomatic symptoms, like lump in the throat, neck stiffness, breathing problems, heart palpitations, cold and hot flushes, tinnitus, nightmares, etc. So after I read and did a lot of things like, CBT, Lyrica (against the symptoms 600mg) and Xanax against panic attacks. I found following what helped me to heal completely. First you get used to Lyrica (some side-effects but that subsides after 4 weeks), so it will not help when you are at 600mg anymore (saturation effect). You have to cycle it, get down with the dosage to zero for two month and start again with Lyrica, you will not have side-effects again, but then Lyrica works again. I tried that with my doctor (he was against it) but it worked for me. But what really worked was Fasting I did then cycle three times 5 days fasting with a Keto diet in between (I did not take Lyrica at that time) within 2 month. That blew my disorder away, many studies confirmed, that when the brain is in deep ketosis (70%-80% of the energy comes from ketone bodies and not from glucose) that anxiety and depression is strongly reduced. That gave me the final kick to get rid of my last psychosomatic symptoms as the tinnitus.

  • @ 15:44 We USE worry about LITTLE things, to keep us distracted from thinking about the bigger emotion-laden issues that REALLY ARE the problem. We are hiding from facing the harder stuff, that evokes real & big feelings…… @ 17:50 Worry is what we DO (a thinking function cortex), anxiety is what we FEEL (dread/fear)(emotion limbic), stress is our physical response to a threat, meant to prepare us to meet the threat (fight or flight responses) [@ 24:02]. @ 35:00 lecture focus: THINKING. @ 38:00 Neuroplasticity. @ 41:40 at 8 wks gestation, a wash of testosterone in a Y-chromosomed fetus, kills 80% of the brain neurons that process emotional communication! Happens again w/ increased testosterone at puberty.:( @ 45:30 Self-Directed Neuroplasticity: Using your own mind, to actually change your own brain. @ 47:00 Good worry vs Bad worry. @ 1:06:10 Guided Imagery

  • I got blessed with hearing Dr. Rossman on PBS and appreciate his calm peaceful style and soothing manner of delivery. Thanks. I also learned “The Serenity Prayer” by Reinhold Niebuhr, at the beginning stages of my salvation and alcoholism-recovery years ago, and pray that to God; as well as the Lord’s Prayer and that helps me (as well as others), throughout various seasons, time periods, across various geographic landscapes, and varying scenarios. Thank you. Be blessed as well.

  • So then what happened to men Logical capabilities?

    If I can understand that my dogs sense of smell is very important beyond my understanding,
    If I could carry the analogy

    I would care snuff to ask often how I was affecting this experience.

    You seem to feel it is a win to not acknowledge this.
    An intellectual way of justifying not caring.

  • Good info the greatest info that I have ever had was by using the Magic Focus Plan (i found it on google) definately the no.1 info i’ve tried.

  • I stopped trying to fight my fears and neurotic ticks years ago, takes so much energy and struggle, the only thing that gives me solace is that eventually my life will end and so will the fear and ticks.

  • If you can think yourself calm then you do not have a major problem. This talk does not cover those whose anxiety is out of control and are in need of medical intervention. You may not be able to self diagnose and could be vulnerable and are unlikely to be in this audience.

  • Live in the moment, be kind to yourself. Go with the flow, trust in Jesus & meditate on His word in the Bible. My best therapy. ������

  • Maayavi..u know…mopping the toughest job..for me.Did it yesterday…and was totally flat today…/but…could not miss… joints.. i..feel..are leaving by body..yaar..hahaha

  • My photo was the main photo for this on google and it lead me here. I clicked on this but I don’t see my image or the video of me performing in front of the police during occupy Wall Street.

  • He’s got that Bob Ross kind of speaking voice. Happy little clouds He could Jedi mind trick the audience with that hypnosis-like moment during this lecture. I mean, you’re getting sleepy, very sleepy and, viola, the whole room has now been brainwashed to become future assassins like the Manchurian Candidate. This plot could start an interesting Netflix series, or something like it.