The Model Health Show

Most people believe that declining cognitive function and loss of memory are a natural side effect of aging. But the truth is, we can train our brains to be both structurally and functionally fitter. The best prescription for sharpening your brain health is simple, free, and effective: exercise. 

Our guest today is Louisa Nicola. She is a neurophysiologist and the founder of Neuro Athletics, a company that is dedicated to helping elite athletes and top CEOs reach peak performance through a neurological approach to training. Louisa is back on this episode of The Model Health Show to share the incredible ways that exercise can impact your brain. 

In this interview, you’re going to learn about powerful and effective strategies you can use to protect your brain from neurodegenerative diseases and the multitude of ways that exercise can enhance your brain function. You’re going to hear which specific exercises you should implement to promote brain function, the best supplements for cognitive function, and a whole lot more. So click play, listen in, and enjoy this conversation with Louisa Nicola! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What Neuro Athletics is. 
  • How exercise can impact your cognitive function. 
  • What it means to build up cognitive reserve.
  • The intimate relationship between metabolic health and brain health. 
  • How to induce mitochondrial biogenesis. 
  • The connection between obesity and Alzheimer’s disease. 
  • What percentage of adults are meeting the recommended guidelines for exercise. 
  • How genes impact your susceptibility to developing neurodegenerative disease.
  • The sad statistics on the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. 
  • Why pharmaceutical companies are betting on you getting sick. 
  • What the amyloid cascade hypothesis is. 
  • The two things that really matter when you get your blood work done.
  • Why exercise is the elixir for health.
  • The brain benefits of elevating your heart rate. 
  • What creatine is and its role in neuroprotection. 
  • The benefits of omega 3 fatty acids in the brain. 
  • Two specific types of exercise that your brain needs. 
  • Why aerobic exercise improves blood flow to the brain. 
  • How running can boost BDNF levels. 
  • Why your muscles are like a pharmacy. 

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