Walk With a Doc founder Dr. David Sabgir recently highlighted the following in his newsletter.
All of us know that exercise immediately helps our brain, but I didn't know exactly how. Is it all endorphins?
Turns out there's something else, BDNF. We release this Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor in times of exercise. It serves as a protective and a reparative tool to our memory neurons. Almost acting as a reset switch. This, along with endorphins, is what makes us feel so good. They act in a very similar fashion as nicotine, morphine, or heroin. Only one little difference, they are good for us. Check out the picture…
With every passing birthday we are gifted with mixed emotions of happiness for another year and the anxiety of our mental health aging. A common misconception is that our minds begin to deteriorate as each new year we blow out another candle. Hold off hiding the candles, because experts are showing how our brain health can be influenced throughout each stage of our life.
According to http://retirementrevised.com/health/cultivate-a-healthy-brain-lifestyle-as-you-age, “Chronological age has no validity. Your brain doesn’t care how old you are; it just wants to be stimulated and shaped.”
Four keys to retaining a beautiful…Continue
We are aware at how amazing Nordic Walking is for your health, with the extra calories burned and the natural high you get. Now we are going to prove how Nordic Walking can actually strengthen your relationships.
When living with someone, whether a spouse, friend or significant other, the daily routines of life can take a toll on a relationship. Recently, The Boston Globe Magazine featured a story about a marriage that was strengthened simply by walking.
Relationships succeed when there is an open platform of communication. Many times the ability to listen to each other helps to compromise and create solutions. When you walk next to somebody it doesn’t take long for your rhythms to be in sync- this is called cooperation or a joint…Continue
Thanks to some of my recent clinic participants I have become intrigued by how Nordic Walking would measurably benefit those who struggle with balance and stability. Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis are both diseases which come to mind. In some of my recent research I came across Bill Trewin who tells his story better than I could... so here it is.
Bill Trewin, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 49 now 55
"I have Parkinson's...........it doesn't have me"
April 19th 2009
NW came into my life about five years ago because of two wonderful friends who urged me to attend a workshop. I stopped running when I felt it was no longer safe for me. It wasn’t easy to give it up, however after that first workshop I realized that there was an…