Linda Howard, CWC, CHC, JD
You’ve probably heard about the mind-body connection, through which the mind can heal the body, but have you heard about the body-mind connection, through which the body can heal the mind?
It’s popular knowledge that exercise increases endorphins and produces that “feel-good” sensation. It's also widely known that exercise burns off stress, builds muscle, and improves cardiovascular and lung health.
But would it surprise you to learn that certain exercises boost your brainpower? Through this lesser-known, yet well-documented phenomenon, physical activity actually improves our cognitive and psychological brain function in several ways.
Read More (Read my entire article, Exercise, the Brainpower Booster: A Body-Mind Connection, in "Be Well" magazine's summer issue, or in the "Be Well" online magazine. Learn how exercise impacts learning, mental health, nourishment and what exercises improves brain power.)
I also discuss more on this topic in a one-hour interview on "Zest and Harmony Show" by Perfect World Network Radio, hosted by Cassandra Herbert. Listen to the full show.