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Michael Gonzalez-Wallace  
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Specialties: strength training, neuroscience, special needs topics

Interests: Medicine, Exercise and Fitness, brain

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Health and Fitness Expert, Sports Medicine, Bachelor in Economics Science-Exercise: Author of Super Body, Super Brain
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Happy New Year 2013 to everyone at Medhelp!

Dec 31, 2012 - 0 comments
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Dear Friends I want to send you all my best wishes for this coming year and want to send you great health your way and all the best wishes for your family and friends.


By the way thanks for sharing my article "12 foods to make you smarter". It reached 480 shares my absolute best record. Thanks a Million! This is the link if you are interested: http://www.medhelp.org/healthy-living/slideshows/12-Foods-That-Make-You-Smarter/267


Happy New Year 2013!

Photo: WIth part of my family in Spain

The New York Times publishes “Exercise and the ever smarter Brain”. This is the closest I have ever been from The New York Times

Dec 28, 2012 - 0 comments
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The New York Times publishes “Exercise and the ever smarter Brain”. This is the closest I have ever been from The New York Times
Original post at http://superbodysuperbrainblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/the-new-york-times-publishes-exercise-and-the-ever-smarter-brain-this-is-the-closest-i-have-ever-been-from-the-new-york-times/

Happy New Year!  I wanted to conclude this wonderful year with one of the latest articles form The New York Times one of the best publications in the country. To Be deadly honest with you, this is the closest I have ever been of been featured by The New York Times  and you may be wondering why. The reason is that New York Times published this insightful article “Exercise and the Ever Smarter Brain”  by Gretchen Reynolds.
Copy and paste the following link if you want to read this phenomenal article: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/exercise-and-the-ever-smarter-human-brain/

In this article they refer on how our brains are affected by exercise mentioning how endurance training and movement have shaped our brain throughout generations. However now studies are showing how exercise is linked to intelligence! In other words is exactly everything i have mentioned in my book Super Body, Super Brain.

I am so excited that my original theories and my core premise on how movement and physical activity does not only affects your muscles but  also your brain. This field of research is currently are one of the hottest topics in the health field. These physiological effects are not only in brain size but also in intelligence and a better muscle-brain connectivity.

Lately we have seen a proliferation of articles connecting exercise and intelligence and the reason is that several scientists are able to track down what happens when we exercise in a chemical manner specifying what sort of proteins are activated when we exercise or eat healthy. These proteins are Nerve Growth factors that make our nerves, our synapses thicker, faster more efficient. One of our most celebrated proteins is called BDNF (Brain Derived neurotrophic factor)

Here I wanted to share one of the best interviews with Professor Charles Hillman Ph.D about how exercise affects our brains in a brilliant manner,.

Be Smart: Exercise your heart. Interview with Charles Hillman Ph.D

MGW: In your article : “Be smart : Exercise your heart – exercise effects on brain cognition” – your premise is that exercise can make us smarter. Were you surprised by the results of your research that led to these conclusions?

CH: Not at all! There were several researchers before me who had dabbled in this area, providing me with a small literature to formulate my hypotheses. Further, my work fits within the theoretical views of Dr. Frank Booth and Dr. Fernando Gomez-Panilla, both of whom suggest an evolutionary link between physical activity and brain health. They work independent to one another, but have similar ideas in that they both suggest that our ancestry included genetic programming for physical activity. After all, our hunter-gatherer ancestors needed to be mobile and use both brain and body to capture food. Stated another way, they had to spend energy to make energy. Despite the fact that our genetic programming has not changed, our behaviors have and we (as a society) no long spend energy to get energy, which has led to a number of health-related disorders, especially among our youth. From my perspective, drawing the link between brain and body has been fairly easy. The hard part is getting people to move again.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/exercise-and-the-ever-smarter-human-brain/

Forbes: The Top 10 Brain Science and Psychology Stories of 2012

Dec 26, 2012 - 1 comments
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Merry Christmas!
I hope that all of you had had a wonderful Christmas. I am still away for Holidays and wanted to share an important article by one of the most prestigious publications in the country that i was honored to be featured on Forbes. You can check my clip on Forbes.com “From Finance to Fitness”  http://superbodysuperbrainblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/forbes-network-features-a-powerful-upcoming-brand-in-health-and-fitness-super-body-super-brain/

Although in this compilation there are not specific studies related to brain and movement that by the way is my area of passion and research i wanted to share some of the “traditional studies” about the brain. I will try by the New Year write a compilation of the best stories related to the brain and movement,a really exciting and emerging field.

The Top 10 Brain Science and Psychology Stories
of 2012 . To read the article click the following link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2012/12/23/the-top-10-brain-science-and-psychology-stories-of-2012/. To be able to read every different category please click in the previous link

1. Humans Aren’t the Only Apes that Have a Midlife Crisis

2. Receiving a Compliment has Same Effect as Receiving Cash

3. Could We One Day Switch Off Bad Habits in Our Brains?

4. How One Flawed Study Spawned a Decade of Lies

5. What Makes Presidents and Psychopaths Similar?

6. Why Jerks Get Ahead

7. How Stress Damages Your Mental Health

Researchers at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans (Oct 13-17, 2012) presented studies showing how stress, no matter its cause, alters brain circuitry in ways that can have long-term effects on mental health.

The American Psychological Association’s “Stress in America” report provides a useful table, shown below, indicating the effects of stress on your body, your mood, and your behavior.

8. Are Two Heads Really Better Than One?

9. Sleeplessness Causes Our Mental Circuits to Overheat

10. How Your Brain Could be Keeping You Fat

http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2012/12/23/the-top-10-brain-science-and-psychology-stories-of-2012/


Merry Christmas to all of you that follow me @MEDHELP: it’s been a pleasure working with you last year

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Original Post: http://superbodysuperbrainblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/25/merry-christmas-to-all-of-you-its-been-a-pleasure-working-with-you-last-year/

Merry Christmas to all of you! Thanks so much for a spectacular year. Happiness is a journey not a destination and I am happy to be part of you. Thanks for opening the door of your valuable time and allow me sharing my message with all of you. Life is about choices and your choice of reading my blog, buying my book, purchasing my membership and participating in my daily message  and helping you achieve a greater body and a greater brain.


I wanted to share some of the best Neuroscience quotes

Best Neuroscience Quotes

‘Every man can, if he so desires, become the sculptor of his own brain’,

Santiago Ramón y Cajal

As long as our brain is a mystery, the universe, the reflection of the structure of the brain will also be a mystery.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal

The brain is a world consisting of a number of unexplored continents and great stretches of unknown territory.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal

To know the brain … is equivalent to ascertaining the material course of thought and will, to discovering the intimate history of life in its perpetual duel with external forces.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal

— Recollections of My Life, 1937

One of the difficulties in understanding the brain is that it is like nothing so much as a lump of porridge.

Richard L. Gregory

— Eye and Brain: The Psychology of Seeing, 1966

“Pictures, propagated by motion along the fibers of the optic nerves in the brain, are the cause of vision”

Isaac Newton

Have  Merry Christmas by Rod Stewart

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