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Energy Homeostasis and Energy Balance

Energy balance represents the balance between energy intake and energy expenditure. Science states that about 60% – 70% of our daily energy expenditure is covered by maintenance (energy homeostasis) and that physical activity only takes up about 30% – 40%, at least for most of us.               It seems…

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The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

“The Woman Who Changed Her Brain – and other inspiring stories of pioneering brain transformation”, (by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young) which made her more understanding of the world she lives in altogether as well as more insightful and wise. (I take this opportunity to thank my friend, Wanda, who was so nice and inspired 🙂 to lend…

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Kangoo Jumps on Network Ten Sydney, with Joe Hildebrand

Kangoo JumpsTM, one of the crazy exercise trends in 2016 was in Sydney Wednesday 13 January 2016, for a TV appearance @ Studio 10 promoting Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes with Joe Hildebrand, along with Persian Yoga, Aqua Spin, and Aerial Yoga, in a desire to make working out a lot more fun for everybody. Let’s…

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The Cerebral Cortex and its Convolutions

Cerebral cortex (mainly composed of small, unmyelinated neurons) is gray and it is often referred to as the gray matter. In contrast, the layer beneath the cortex is mainly composed of large myelinated axons, which are white and often referred to as the white matter. Humans’ cerebral cortex is deeply convoluted. The convolutions are increasing…

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Dorsal, Ventral and Intermediate Prefrontal Cortex – Scientific Facts

Brain hemispheres sliced into upper, middle and lower thirds result in the following: Upper / dorsal prefrontal cortex, primarily processing “where”, is also associated with so called “cold cognition”, perceptions, executive memories and plans. Lower or ventral prefrontal cortex, processing “what”, is mainly made up by orbital cortex and ventromedial PFC, and Middle or intermediate…

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The Neurology of Movement – Unilateral vs Bilateral (II)

The Neurology of Movement (continued) Cerebellum – integrates (and simplifies) the complex data generated from all of our body systems and cognition. Important: it is involved in balance of the body. The cerebellum performs several tasks in movement, such as: Coordinates complex movements ispilaterally (occurring on the same side of the body); Is in direct…

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Neurology of Unilateral Vs Bilateral Training

A few essential ideas to take home are the following: Two things your brain needs to stay alive: Fuel (glucose, oxygen); Activation; What exercise actually does to the human body? Let’s have a look at the ramification of exercise choice. Bad fuelling means bad brain – bad brain can lead to bad movement & bad…

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