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10 Reasons to ride a bike: From Weight Loss to Parkinson

Aug 01, 2013 - 1 comments
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Original Post at https://superbodysuperbrainblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/10-reasons-to-ride-a-bike-from-weight-loss-to-parkinson/

10 reasons to ride a bike

I wanted to share My interview at one of the best Medical Websites where I am the Fitness ExpertMedHelp’s Brain & Body Fitness expert: Ask me a Question Anytime!

10 reasons to ride a bike-

When asked if you should use a bike or run i said: “In my opinion While running is a great cardiovascular activity, if you’re not careful, it can cause joint problems down the line — especially if you’re overweight. “Cycling gives people who do not have the optimal bodyweight the possibility to get a good cardiovascular and strength training workout,” .

Some of the other ten reasons:

Its good for your heart

Sleek Physique

Good for your joints

Click here to read the rest of the article http://www.medhelp.org/healthy-living/slideshows/Ride-for-Your-Health-10-Reasons-to-Hop-on-a-Bike--/953

In addition riding a bike can be a great activity no matter if you are looking to improve in the following areas:

CONCENTRATION Activities that require balance, quick reactions and decision-making skills—


STRESS AND ANXIETY Research has shown that vigorous exercise is so effective at quelling anxiety and depression that some patients have been able to reduce or eliminate the use of medications



MEMORY For the hippocampus—a region of the brain that controls long-term and spatial memory—bigger is better. And as with the rest of your body’s muscles, exercise makes the hippocampus grow

Bicycle and Parkinson Disease

On a side note biking has an icnredible effect on neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson especially with those ones with a freezing gait. I wanted to share an icnredible video of a patient with Parkinson while had terrible challenges when asked to walk he was smooth on a bike recovering some of the most important memories this patient had and in the past.

Perhaps the most dramatic example of the way cycling can activate the neural connections of a Parkinson’s sufferer comes in this YouTube video, posted by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEMJ).

Click here to see this patient’s video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaY3gz5tJSk

Original Post at https://superbodysuperbrainblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/10-reasons-to-ride-a-bike-from-weight-loss-to-parkinson/

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NBA 2013 FINALS START TODAY- Train like a professional NBA player. Miami Heat Superstar Dwayne Wade Routine

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NBA FINAL START TODAY-HOW BASKETBALL HELPED ME DEVELOP SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN-

NBA finals start today with two phenomenal teams: San Anotnio Spurs and Miami Heat. Basketball is one of the most complete athletic sports: In order to play basketball you need to be not only a superb athlete  but a fast thinker combining different disciplines such as fitness, biomechanics, kinetics or kinematics. Remember that playing a sport like basketball requires that you are constantly taking decisions.  The 2013 NBA Finals will get underway Tuesday night from AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. ABC will broadcast the entire series (TSN in Canada)

Ever Wondered how Miami Players train? Copy and Paste
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV1lDFJ03AI&feature=player_embedded


However I wanted to share my experience of playing professional basketball in Spain and how basketball has helped me to develop my book: SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN http://www.harpercollins.com/book/index.aspx?isbn=9780061945274

From Super Body, Super Brain book: Chapter 2:

When I was playing basketball in Spain, before every game I would take the lead  and start clapping shouting out “Let’s go”, “We can’t do it” half an hour before every game, My energy level zoomed until i felt completely in the right emotional to give my absolute best and be on top of my game. Now years after I realized that what i was doing it was altering my brain chemistry and you can totally do it at home, your office or anywhere else. However I wanted to share how basketball has helped me to develop my strength training program: Super Body, Super Brain

BASKETBALL IS BASED ON BIOMECHANICS-

BIOMECHANICS OF  HUMAN MOVEMENT CAN BE DEFINED AS THE INTERDISCIPLINE WHICH STUDIES HUMAN MOVEMENT- STRENGTH TRAINING WITH BIOMECHANICS IS AN OPTIMAL WAY OF TRAINING

What is the basis of training just one muscle say the biceps.  Whole body movements are key for optimal health and are crucial to improve brain body efficiency and does not apply only to sports players it affects to all of us. I wanted to share how I developed my book Super Body, Super Brain

So i started thinking of my days practicing basketball. When you play a sport, you are engaged, you are focusing in multi-tasking different muscle movements but also specific motions requiring balance, coordination and strength. So i started asking to myself why not add those principles to the most important physical exercise strength program? “Mark, do a biceps curl while lifting the right leg, then cross the leg behind and simultaneously do an upper back extensions and a semi-sqaut plie”. My client became focused, mentally engaged, happy but also sweaty, his muscles were projecting muscle power and more powerful brain muscle connection. To browse inside my book click here

Components of a perfect movement:

-BALANCE

-COORDINATION

-STRENGTH

-CARDIOVASCULAR

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5 Tips to make your Memorial Weekend Barbecue healthy plus Free Recipe: Marinated Filet Mignon with grilled asparagus and a crushed yukon gold potato

May 27, 2013 - 0 comments
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5 Tips to make your Memorial Weekend Barbecue healthy plus Free Recipe: Marinated Filet Mignon with grilled asparagus and a crushed yukon gold potato

5 SIMPLE STEPS TO KEEP YOUR MEMORIAL MENU SUPER HEALTHY

1. Use small bread buns for hamburgers or hot dogs ( you may be saving 500 kcal at the end of the meal)

2. Use small portions such as small hamburgers (not full ones), hot dogs bites

3. Use plenty of grilled vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, celery, carrots (don’t grill them to much, otherwise you would lose the vitamin power

4. Eat slowly, it is not  a race!

5. Drink plenty of water and keep the alcoholic drinks to 1-2, If you drive remember you CAN’T DRINK: it is for your family safety and other drivers.

Firing up some neurons in a Barbecue? Absolutely!: Come up with great conversation and topics that requires thinking…..such as what do you think about that issue? sports? intellectual conversation is the best one to fire powerful cognitive neurons!

HAPPY MEMORIAL WEEKEND!

Filet Mignon recipe: Memorial
Weekend Recipe –
Marinated Filet Mignon with grilled
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filet mignon recipe- From Super Body, Super brain book. Image from Bigstockphoto

FROM SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN BOOK-CHAPTER NUTRITION-HEALTHY RECIPES

Memorial weekend is one of my favorite holidays since we get to honor all of our soldiers and enjoy some free time next to our beloved ones. When i was writing my book Super Body, Super Brain I wanted to develop a book that would be extremely useful to the reader and also life changing. Therefore in the third chapter of my book I partnered with a great chef in NYC to develope together unique recipes that will be healthy, tasty and also that would be great for your body and your brain. Here I am presenting one: Marinated Filet Mignon with grilled asparagus and a crushed yukon gold potato

Why is this recipe a SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN RECIPE?

Lean Beef:

-Rich in Vitamin B12, Iron and zinc which helps healthy neural tissue

Asparagus:

-Rich in folic acid which is essential for the metabolism of long chain fatty acids in your brain

Spices:Dried Oregano

Certain spices have powerful antioxidants properties. A Latest study shows how dried oregano has incredible antioxidant properties. In several studies this powerful antioxidant spice has shown 40 times more antioxidant properties than apples, 30 times more than potatoes, 12 times more than oranges and 4 times more than blueberries or strawberries.

INGREDIENTS:

2-4 Ounces filet mignon steaks, trimmed of outer fat

2 teaspoons chopped rosemary,divided

2 teaspoons chopped parsley, divided

1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

3 teaspoons olive oil divided

1/2 bunch of asparagus

1 medium lemon, cut in half

2 small yukon potatoes

1 tea spoon of spiced dried oregano

Nutrition Facts: Per Serving: 490 calories; 27g fat (9g saturated fat); 75mg cholesterol;

1230mg sodium; 34g carbohydrates; 7g fiber; 5g sugar; 28g protein.

to see the preparation of this recipe and 20 more delicious recipes click here

to buy my book SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN BOOK CLICK HERE

5 SIMPLE STEPS TO KEEP YOUR MEMORIAL MENU SUPER HEALTHY

1. Use small bread buns for hamburgers or hot dogs ( you may be saving 500 kcal at the end of the meal)

2. Use small portions such as small hamburgers (not full ones), hot dogs bites

3. Use plenty of grilled vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, celery, carrots (don’t grill them to much, otherwise you would lose the vitamin power

4. Eat slowly, it is not  a race!

5. Drink plenty of water and keep the alcoholic drinks to 1-2, If you drive remember you CAN’T DRINK: it is for your family safety and other drivers.

Firing up some neurons in a Barbeque? Absolutely!: Come up with great conversation and topics that requires thinking…..such as what do you think about that issue? sports? intellectual conversation is the best one to fire powerful cognitive neurons!

Happy Memorial Weekend and Happy Barbeque!

to buy my book and enjoy this and 20 delicious recipes click here SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN BOOK
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Parkinson Awareness Month: Parkinson and Exercise: Super Body, Super Brain for Parkinson disease at Capistrant Center for for Parkinson Disease

May 10, 2013 - 1 comments
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Parkinson Awareness Month: Parkinson and Exercise: Super Body, Super Brain for Parkinson disease at Capistrant Center for for Parkinson Disease Original Post: http://superbodysuperbrainblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/parkinson-awareness-month-parkinson-and-exercise-super-body-super-brain-for-parkinson-disease-at-capistrant-centerfor-for-parkinson-disease/


Parkinson and Exercise: New exercise program targets motor skills and strength training

Dear friends

This month we need to pay attention to one of the most devastating  neurodegenerative diseases: Parkinson Disease. There is so much we can do and guess what: Exercise can play an important role in life quality for patients for Parkinson Disease.

I am so excited and thrilled to share these incredible news with you!

After 4 years of meetings, phone calls and exhibitions with experts in Parkinson Disease I finally got my first official grant to implement my  program with Parkinson patients. The program will take place at the Capistrant Parkinson Center in Bethesda Hospital St Paul, Minnesota.

I modified my program and designed specific exercises aimed to improve in the following areas: Motor skills, balance, hand eye coordination, posture, stamina, flexibility and meditation. My program is based in strength training combined with motor skills leading to a phenomenal physical workout and numerous health benefits. I can’t wait to get started with patients in Parkinson and show how this program can be extremely beneficial.

1.OVERVIEW

Parkinson has become the second more common neurological disease in United States. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder that affects about 1.5 million individuals in the United States, with over 60,000 new people diagnosed each year.  It affects both sexes in equal numbers, and while PD usually occurs after the age of 65, 14% of those diagnosed are under the age of 50.

According to the experts Neurons in a part of the brain called the substantia nigra produce a neurotransmitter called dopamine to control movement. With Parkinson’s, these neurons die off.

The progressive loss of dopaminergic cells located in the basal ganglia leads to  Parkinson patients be very sensitive to the loss of motor functions through a progresive loss of balance and coordination

SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN bases its approach in the following variables:

2.EXERCISE AND PARKINSON

The powerful effects of exercise are normally understimated with Parkinson patients. Since the patient is diagnosed in the early stages it is neccesary to implement a powerful and effective physical exercise program with the goal in mind to improve motor functions, a gradual increase of balance, coordination and range of motion.



Previous research, however, has identified certain exercises that stimulate the damaged area. By subjecting patients to workouts based on that data, researchers think it may prevent further degeneration of the substantia nigra, and stimulate dopamine production, says Quincy Almeida, director of WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY ‘s fledgling Movement Disorders Research & Rehabilitation Centre in Waterloo.

Other succesful treatments rconnecting physical exercise and parkinson is the Science behind de LSTV/LOUD program. Following a study of over 15 years the program has shown interesting results from the connection of physcla exercise, oral treatment and Parkinson. For more information you can visit their website at

SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN Program stresses the importance of two powerful concepts:

-Intense brain activity and the effects of multitasking (raising heels and arms at the same time)

-Neural Plasticity (changing constantly the program). The program will consist of over 350 exercises structured in 9 progressive levels.

-Voice combined with a coordinated movement. Following succesful studies of LSVT/LOUD, where patients improved voice quality and many other important factors such as motor movement, swallowing or limb functioning.

WALK HEEL TO TOE


PARKINSON AND STRENGTH TRAINING-BIBLIOGRAPHY

The effects of a balance and strength training program on equilibrium in Parkinsonism: A preliminary study

Journal        NeuroRehabilitation

Publisher     IOS Press

ISSN 1053-8135 (Print) 1878-6448 (Online)

Issue  Volume 14, Number 3/2000

Dibble LE, Hale T, Marcus RL, Gerber JP, Lastayo PC. The safety and feasibility of high-force eccentric resistance exercise in persons with Parkinson’s disease. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Sep;87(9):1280-2.

Dibble LE, Hale TF, Marcus RL, Droge J, Gerber JP, LaStayo PC. High-intensity resistance training amplifies muscle hypertrophy and functional gains in persons with Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord. 2006 Sep;21(9):1444-52.

Hass CJ, Collins MA, Juncos JL. Resistance training with creatine monohydrate improves upper-body strength in patients with Parkinson disease: a randomized trial. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2007 Mar-Apr;21(2):107-15.

Silverman EP, Sapienza CM, Saleem A, Carmichael C, Davenport PW, Hoffman-Ruddy B, Okun MS. Tutorial on maximum inspiratory and expiratory mouth pressures in individuals with idiopathic Parkinson disease (IPD) and the preliminary results of an expiratory muscle strength training program. NeuroRehabilitation. 2006;21(1):71-9.

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