New brain frontiers upon us, dancing is good not only for our body, our spirit, our mood. It exercises our brain. Straight from the mouths of babes, or was it Dr. Oz. Yes, it was Dr. Oz. Not that he is the authority on brains, however he has earned his stripes of passion, expertise and stepping out into his potential for the good of many. Thank you Dr. Oz.
So, to share what I learned; This morning during my 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise, on one of my non-running days (one of my healthy new habits that also includes weight lifting for a 1/2 hour or see a few times a week, also one because I am healing catching plantar faschitis before it fully kicks in), I watched the only t.v I see. Interesting to me, and a reminder that there is some good content. Also aligned with a growing passion to learn more about the brain, Dr. Oz captured my attention and helped passed the time quickly during my exercise.
“Gloving up” the guests on the view to touch actual brains, Dr. Oz demonstrated on two brains the contrast between an Alzheimers brain which is hollow in the middle (a visual explanation why memory, one of the brain’s key functions is also missing) and a healthy brain which was solid all the way through.
Providing a few pointers on why it’s best to have our brains solid rather than hollow or mushy inside and how to keep our brains healthy, Dr. Oz offered some nutritional tips including the importance of Omega’s, nuts, blueberries, broccoli. To maintain focus and mental clarity, he recommended word games and other thinking exercises. To further exercise the brain, “dancing” and “playfulness” was a KEY prescription to keeping the brain exercised & younger longer.
So, with the backing of Dr. Oz for our greatest health and wellbeing, let’s all dance a little more, even if it means turning up our radios and shaking out a few wiggles in our bath robes.
Cheers to more dance. Enjoy the challenge.