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Doctor insights on: Brain Plasticity Exercises

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Plasticity (Definition)

Plasticity describes the ability of an organism to change its phenotype in response to changes in the environment. Neuroplasticity refers to how entire brain structures, and the brain itself, ...Read more


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Can anxiety disorder be treated by using neuro plasticity? If so, can you recommend some neuro plasticity exercises for anxiety disorders?

Can anxiety disorder be treated by using neuro plasticity? If so, can you recommend some neuro plasticity exercises for anxiety disorders?

All psychotherapy: All psychotherapy uses neuroplasticity, because it helps you see things in different ways. For instance, in cognitive behavioral therapy you review your habitual thought patterns & how they lead to painful emotions like anxiety -- new alternatives are introduced. Although it isn't automatic at first, you can learn to question catastrophic thinking. Good book: "the mindful way through anxiety.". ...Read more

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Does strenuous exercise kill brain cells?

Does strenuous exercise kill brain cells?

No: The only way you are going to kill brain cells with exercise is with periods of hypoxia (low oxygen) which should not happen in a normal healthy person. Or if yo experience a traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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How is regular exercise good for the brain?

How is regular exercise good for the brain?

Many ways: Exercise benefits the brain both in its physiology and function. It can promote neuroplasticity, which allows the brain to enhance and even repair neural connections leading to a reduction in neural degenerative diseases like alzheimer's and dementia. It also has long been recognized as a help in the treatment of mood disorders including depression and various anxiety conditions. ...Read more

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How does regular physical exercise affect the brain?

How does regular physical exercise affect the brain?

Blood Flow: Regular aerobic exercise (150min/week) as recommended by the American Heart Association decreases the risk of heart attack and stroke. This is done by keeping blood vessels open and trying to decrease the build up of plaque in the arteries ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for the brain after a stroke?

What are the best exercises for the brain after a stroke?

See a rehab doctor: The stroke location and it's effect on your actvities of daily living (adls) guide treatment. Likely you have movement/cognitive deficits, and psychological issues. A rehabilitation specialist should evaluate you and the two of you design a program to target your needs. A rehab team often includes a rehab doctor, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, psychologist and case manager. ...Read more

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How to train the brain and boost its ability?What kind of brain exercise can we do?

How to train the brain and boost its ability?What kind of brain exercise can we do?

Mental and physical: It has been shown that physical activity can help maintain cognitive function. "dozens of studies now show that aerobic exercise can increase the size of critical brain structures and improve cognition in children and older adults. " for more info - http://drmarkgalland.Com/physical-activity-really-does-enhance-cognition/. ...Read more

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What exercises can you do to sharpen your brain and enhance your critical thinking skills?

What exercises can you do to sharpen your brain and enhance your critical thinking skills?

Train the brain.: Your goal can be achieved by using your brain for higher level activities - crossword puzzles, sudoku and brain teasers. Read books, both fiction and non-fiction. Engage in discussions with others about topics with which you're not entirely familiar. Pick a topic from the news every day and decide to learn more about it through research. ...Read more

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What are some exercises or acts or food to make the brain function better(for studying,memoriZing...)?

What are some exercises or acts or food to make the brain function better(for studying,memoriZing...)?

Recite the alphabet: BACKWARDS. Use opposite hands. Do crosswords, watch Jeopardy, read and paint- for starters. ...Read more