Show Summary: “There's one organ in the body that's designed to benefit off of movement and that's the brain.”
Jennifer Etnier, a fellow at the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Academy of Kinesiology, focuses on physical activity's cognitive benefits. Her mom inspired her mission to spark awareness about the ability of exercise to improve brain functions.
It started when she noticed the difference in his mom's ability to problem-solve, mostly around technology, compared to his father's. At the age of 80, her mom still plays pickleball for two to three hours a day, which is not a regular activity for adults. She also hikes a lot, and she stays active with gardening and all sorts of activities.
Right now, they're doing a clinical trial that's supported by the National Institute of aging. They're looking at the potential benefits of a one-year...