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Apr 17, 2020

Do you ever have to stop and try to remember why you walked into a room? Do you ever forget where you left your keys? Are you ever concerned that these common mistakes are an indicator of developing dementia or Alzheimer's?

Here's some exciting news, exercise is GREAT for your brain, can reduce the risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's and can actually help improve cognitive function as you age. Dr. John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine who researches how the human brain functions. Dr. Medina has written the books, Brain Rules and Brain Rules for Babies which help explain how the human brain develops and works and, most importantly, what we can do to improve how the brain functions.

Dr. Medina stops by All About Fitness to talk about his latest book, Brain Rules for Aging Well; he shares his insights on the importance of social interaction, how exercise changes the brain and steps that you can take to enhance your cognitive ability as you age! You DO NOT need to be a brain surgeon yourself to learn important ways to strengthen the most important muscle in your body!

Visit Dr. Medina's web page to pick one of the Brains Rules books so you can learn how to optimize your cognitive function! 


Learn how your muscles work when you exercise with a LIVE Webinar on May 8, 2020; the webinar includes a copy of the Dynamic Anatomy e-book; use code: AAFWebinar to save 40% on the price of both!


The All About Fitness workout programs were written, in part, based on the science review in the Brain Rules series books; each one of the 8 week workout programs can not only help you burn calories and get stronger but could help enhance your cognitive function as well! 

8 week Dumbbell Strength Training

8 week Kettlebell Conditioning

8 week Functional Core Strength Training

Want to learn how your body moves when you exercise? Pick up a copy of the e-book, Dynamic Anatomy: Understanding How Your Body Moves During Exercise


Want to learn how to design your own programs to slow down the effects of the aging process? Invest in a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple 

All About Fitness is listener supported and does not take advertising dollars, in addition, I will not put content behind a pay wall; buying a workout, e-book or book is the best way to support the podcast.


Besides the podcast interviews, the following content is available to you at no cost: - sign up for the mailing list to receive a free chapter and workout from Smarter Workouts

Need workout ideas? Follow the All About Fitness Podcast channel on YouTube for workout solutions that can enhance your quality of life! 

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