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Walk your Way to a Better Brain


Today we find people do physical exercise less and less as they age. Study after study have reported the benefits of exercise on keeping your brain sharp.

A 6-month study – reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, performed at the University of British ColumbiaVancouverBritish Columbia, Canada -on the benefits of walking with people with some cognitive impairment caused by vascular impairment; know as VCI (Vascular Cognitive Impairment). VCI is caused when the blood vessels in the body are damaged by some damaging event in the body; such as a heart attack. VCI is the second most common type of cognitive dysfunction.

The Participants were divided into two groups The first walked three times a week for one hour each, the second group maintained their normal schedule (they did not walk).

Participants completed functional MRI (fMRI) for a beginning baseline and at the end of the trail. During the fMRI sessions, behavioral performance on the Eriksen flanker task and task-evoked neural activity were assessed.


The walking group showed significant improvements in their cognitive abilities as opposed to the control group, which did not walk.

Study’s senior author Terea Liu-Ambrose, a researcher with the Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, added, the physical activity further reduces one’s risk of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes (type II), and high cholesterol. Developing these conditions results in a compromised bloodflow in the vein, and can have negative impact on the brain. The brain needs a healthy flow of blood to deliver the necessary nutrients and oxygen to its tissues.“ –

My Suggestion

Start walking! Of course, check with your doctor first. Walk as fast as possible. High intensity exercise seems to be a factor in good mental health.


Benefits of Exercise on your Brain

A number of studies have shown that exercise benefits the brain.

Below is a list of six of the main benefits of exercise has on your brain.


Start exercising today for a better brain.



Meditation vs. Listening to Classic Music

West Virginia University did a study in 2016 where they had two groups, One that did meditation (Kirtan Kriya) every day and the other group listen to classical music every day.

Kirtan Kriya meditation is also know as the singing meditation (don’t worry no singing is actually done). The sounds are chanted repeatedly and in order (Saa Taa Naa Maa). How to do this meditation

Both meditation and listening to classical music have previous studies extolling their benefits for the brain.

Dr. Lazar a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists test the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them in brain scans. What she found surprised her — “that meditating can literally change your brain” – in a positive way.

A plethora of neurophysiological studies have demonstrated that listening to and/or playing music has multiple measurable effects on human brain structure and function. A recent study from the University of Helsinki, Finland has shown that listening to classical music has a positive effect on the brain.

First stage of the study lasted for three months. The first stage, the participants did their group’s task, meditation or listening to classical music for twelve minutes.

The second stage also lasted three months. The second stage, the groups were asked if they would like to continue doing the meditation or listening to classical music. Seventy-five percent of the wanted to continue doing their group’s task (meditation or listening). After three months this can be considered a indicator that the participants enjoyed their group’s task.



Participants in both groups showed significant improvement at three months in psychological well-being and in multiple types of mood and sleep quality.

The meditation group showed greater gains in perceived stress, mood, psychological well-being, and quality of life-Mental Health.

Those that participated for the full 6-months had greater improvement then they had at 3-months.


There was no report of control group, a group that did neither the meditation or listening. This is bad work for a clinical study, if a control group was not used.  If the control group’s brain functions also changed, there may have been other factors that effected the groups

My Suggestion

Do both every day (if you enjoy it; give it three months), you will feel your brain get better.


Abnormal Protein the cause of Dementia?

Are Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases all caused by the same thing, Abnormal Proteins? A very interesting  study is in process examining this possibility at Loyola University in Chicago.

If so, a single medical solution could be used to attack the cause of most disease caused by an illness.

The Report: Loyola Univ

This Exercise Improves Your Brain

You probably seen enough articles extolling the virtues of exercise. Until recently you probably seen what type of exercise is best for your brain.

Mayo recently did a study examining the different types of exercise and the one that best improves the brain function. The results of the showed that HIIT (high-intensity interval training) was by far the leader with all age groups.

What is good about HIIT takes less time then other types of exercise. To make your brain smarter, get off your butt and starting exercising.

Mayo Clinic report: Mayo Clinic


What does #Covfefe have to do with Mind Improvement? Everything, if you learn to laugh at what is happening in the White House and the DC Press Core.

Learn to laugh at the stupid things in life to have a better life.

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My 3 Favorite Relaxation CDs/Downloads

What do I use to relax, Number 1 is exercise, Number 2 is listening to relaxing CDs or now more often downloads.

When I listen to these titles I have noticed a mark decrease in stress level, also – not much of a surprise to me – a great increase in productivity.

  1. Sleep – Wind Chimes & Birds“. Though this title says “Sleep”, I found it works great for stress reduction.  It is one hour long. On CD: SLEEP – Wind Chimes & Birds CD or as a Download: Sleep – Wind Chimes & Birds download.
  2. By the Lake“. This title is one hour long. On CD: By the Lake CD or as a Download: By the Lake download.
  3. Tropical Rain“. This title is one hour long. On CD: Tropical Rain CD or as a Download: Tropical Rain download.

All three cost about $10 each. An excellent use of a ten spot for the benefit of your mind and productivity.