Brain Rules by John Medina

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Your brain is the most powerful piece of machinery you own, but it’s likely that it’s the least cared for. When was the last time you took it in for an oil change? In fact, I’m betting that you don’t even know how it works. Well, join the club.

Luckily, we’ve got John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist focussed on the genes involved in human brain development. He’s a doctor and he knows more about the brain than almost anybody on the planet. What you are going to learn in the next 12 minutes are the things you need to know in order to get your brain into tip-top shape.

Rule #1 – get off your butt

Just in case you aren’t motivated to be on top of your game so you can rule the world, how about taking care of your brain so you don’t too soon? As it turns out, exercise isn’t only good for your heart, it’s good for your brain too.

Studies have shown that your lifetime risk for both demential and Alzheimer’s are cut in half if you exercise on a regular basis, even in modest amounts. So that’s the first thing you need to know about your brain – it wants you to exercise so that you don’t die.

Back in the day, when we were roaming around the Serengeti and grunting while we were hunting for food, we used to walk an average of 12 miles a day. Which means our bodies evolved on a heavy diet of exercise. We simply weren’t built to sit in front of a computer at a desk for 8 hours at a time.

So what will all this exercise do? It increases the flow of oxygen in our system, which then cleans up toxic chemicals left behind by food metabolism. It also stimulates the protein that keeps the neutrons connecting. All to say that if your brain stays healthy, YOU stay healthy.

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