Summer Fun Your Way to Fitness

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Put the *you* in the middle of “fun.” Keep yourself in the mindset of summer fun when pursuing summer fitness. Run…through the sprinklers. Keep fitness in the context of fun stuff and you will enjoy your summer workouts more and get more out of them.

Brain Games are NOT Enough

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Sit still or take a pill? You bet I will. The reality of brain games cannot live up to the unrealistic expectations we put on them, but “moving brain games” can fulfill the promise of brain health.

Have a Cognitive Time! (?)

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“Have a sensational time!” No one ever says, “Have a cognitive time!” but perhaps we should start. Sensation-driven experiences (aka “living in the moment) is good sometimes, but part of the joy of life is having a sense of identity that comes from a meaning-driven experiences and a connection to your past and future.

One Dose of Reality = 40% Change

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What a year… The forced changes to so many aspects of everyday life have resulted in an apparent weight change for everyone. Seemingly, no one has maintained weight or fitness.  Everyone seems to have either gotten more fit and healthy, or less so. During the pandemic, 40.52% of US adults gained weight.  But in the […]

Still Pill or Thrill Pill?

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Our big fancy brains took us from all fours to walking on two legs to hunting, to farming, to sitting on our asses all day looking at screens…eliminating the very thing that caused our brains to become as advanced as they are. Movement = Anti-Dementia Pill

Evidence from Scene of the Smiles

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Research Doesn’t Show That Play is Fun! I have the Nerf gun bullets to prove it. While the future benefits of fitness on brain health are important to investigate, it is equally important to appreciate the sublime and subjective experience of a single social yet challenging fitness experience.