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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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The Feel Good Workout- 5 moves to improve Brain Chemistry and Physical Health-The Emotional Brain and Exercise

Feb 29, 2012 - 4 comments
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MY FIRST MAGAZINE COVER!

Thanks again for all your birthday wishes!!!

And here is one of my best birthday presents: Body Smart from Nomad Editions  has not only selected me to be in the cover of Body Smart  but also asked me to contribute with an article about “The Emotional Brain and Exercise” The article is titled  ” The Feel Good Workout” - The Emotional Brain and Exercise”

From my book Super Body, Super Brain “Exercise makes you feel better” You probably have heard this before but the reality is that we have such a wonderful cocktail of brain chemicals that helps us move, communicate, speak and more! One of the greatest ways of improving these brain chemicals is through exercise. Try this exercise to feel how these chemicals function in less than 10 seconds:

From a standing position start clapping and taping as fast as possible. how do you feel? Exactly your brain chemicals are functioning! Exercise improves our brain chemicals. Over hundred studies have shown the incredible benefits of moving.

Neurotransmitters refer to those spaces between nerve cells that different neurotransmitters need to leap across in order to transmit their information to other neurons.

We have billions of neurons does that mean that we have million of neurotransmitters? Absolutely not. Think of our alphabet how many letters do you know? 26? How many words exist? Millions (Robert Sapolsky, neurobiologist Stanford University). So we are looking at approximately thirty neurotransmitters but would like to focus in those ones that are affected by exercise. Moderate exercise improves brain chemistry especially the following neurotransmitters:

-Dopamine

Dopamine is attracted by novelty, logical reasoning and muscle movement. Dopamine regulates processes that regulate movement, posture, blood pressure and more!

-Serotonin

It is one of the most popular neurotransmitters since gets affects our emotional state. Exercise raises our serotonin levels improving its balance

-Norepinephrine

The sympathetic nervous system stimulates the heart, blood vessels, sweat glands, the large internal organs, and the adrenal medulla in the brain. Like dopamine, norepinephrine has a stimulating effect, fosters alertness, and plays an important regulatory role in long-term memory and learning

-Endorphins

They are your brain built in chemical system that help us go through pain and also induce mild euphoria. Exercise it is the absolute best way for raising our endorphins levels and trigger that feeling of the ‘runners high”

This is my FEEL GOOD WORKOUT for you. Check out my feature and 5 exercises that will help your body and your brain to be in the best shape of your life!

TOSS WITH TAPPING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j7D13y_eag&feature=player_embedded

OPPOSITE ARM AND LEG RAISE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnkxNwyWP9U&feature=player_embedded

COPY AND PASTE LINK TO SEE THE FULL WORKOUT http://nomadeditions.com/view-article/aHR0cDovL25vbWFkZWRpdGlvbnMuY29tL2JvZHktc21hcnQvMjAxMi0wMi0yMi9mZWF0dXJlLmh0bWw=/

HOW NEURONS WORK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR4S1BqdFG4&feature=player_embedded

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by FaithforHealing, Mar 02, 2012
Wow, I just registered with medhelp today. Unfortunately, because I have Hep C and just found out I have cirrhosis as well. I'm 61, but not dead yet, lol....and how I stumbled upon you and your blog, I don't know. I do know I found it inspiring and you address issues and exercised for the "older" crowd. I only had a few minutes to peruse your blog/journal entries, but I will be back. Thanks! (BTW, I love how you give that little smile at the end of your demo videos.)

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by Michael Gonzalez-WallaceBlank, Mar 02, 2012
Hi Faithforhealing! Thanks so much for such a wonderful feedback!! Welcome to Medhelp. It is the best medical community and we are here to help in anything that you may have questions with. Yes I speak extensively about health, fitness and aging and please keep coming back for more exercises that I will be posting at this blog and thanks so much for your feedback about my videos. Every week the great Health magazine Body Smart uploads a new exercise every week so if you want to stay healthy and energized here is the link http://www.youtube.com/user/BodySmartTV

Thanks again and Welcome to MEDHELP!

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by eyecareforyou, Mar 07, 2012
Please edit for correct grammar, word usage, etc. We lead by example. Thank-you!

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by Sharad07, Oct 02, 2013
Exercise and healthy food are very important to improve brain health. Eat fresh fruits, vegetables, salads, drink fruit juice and plenty of water that are really good for health and prevent from many diseases. Go for running, walking, push ups, chair squats, bench press and push ups to make strong muscles and improve physical performance. It improve mood, make strong bones and muscles, boost energy, improve heart functions and mental health.
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