Sorry but the One Thing to improve brain health is not the clubbing, but the aerobic dancing.
I know. It sounds like click-bait. But I really, really wanted you to check out this post because brain health is very important to me. And if I’d titled this —
“30-minutes of aerobic exercise 3-4 times a week can elevate your mood, improve your focus, and protect your brain from age-related degeneration“
— you wouldn’t be reading it. But it’s true.
Check out the funny but informative 11-minute TED Talk below.
Meanwhile, make doing 30-minutes of aerobic exercise — climbing stairs, briskly walking, “power vacuuming” (see the video to the end) — a B1 in your Priority Planning Process at least 3 times a week for the next month to test it yourself. (Take an aerobic exercise class and you also get the benefits of connection and social interaction.)
Easy Ways To Make Brain Health a Part of Your Day
In 2010, there were 4.7 million people with some form of dementia in the U.S. alone. It’s estimated that by 2050 the number will grow to over 13 million cases. By investing just 30-minutes, 3 times a week in aerobic exercise, you strengthening your brain health — as well as keeping fit, feeling better, thinking better, and looking better.
We don’t have to join a gym or sign-up for Zumba classes to get aerobic exercise and improve brain health.Getting an exercise buddy is helpful but simply scheduling activities that get you moving works, too. We can get out 30-minutes by climbing stairs instead of using the elevator or vigorously cleaning the house (Does your grout need scrubbing?), gardening (Skip the power tools and rake those leaves, trim that shrub by hand) or playing with your kids (parental quality time and improving brain health in one outing). .
And let me know in the comments if you are interested in a Health-and-Fitness Challenge program.