From Fear to Fun in Fitness

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Die later or enjoy now? Our brains prioritize short-term threats and opportunities and discount long-term ones. What does this mean for motivation and exercise? 3 Key Questions on fear and negative reinforcement answer that question.

Barbells, Babies, & Brain Fitness

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Babies, barbells, and brain fitness.  What’s the difference between lifting a baby or a barbell?  One is squirmy and the other is firm-y. Consider the familiar scene of someone lifting a child in the air overhead.  The human connection through physical touch and eye contact plus the sudden higher elevation and movement is very thrilling […]

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.