Another big storm hit the Berkshires this week! And school closings are driving parents crazy.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember so many snow days from my childhood. Either school officials call off school more quickly these days or my memories of snow days have gotten mixed up with other childhood memories of sledding down “killer hill” on the weekends!
And speaking of memory, I read an interesting article the other day on prevention tips that help us ward off memory loss as we age. One of the best things we can do for ourselves (big surprise) is exercise! Exercise increases blood flow to your brain, bringing fuel (glucose) and oxygen.
Moderate exercise helps us in so many ways, it’s like the cure-all of everything! Twenty minutes a day is not too much time really, when you think of a healthy heart, better memory, muscles that continue to work as we age, not to mention the “feel good” hormones released when we exercise!
A surprise for me was that the eye movements that I do in all of my Yoga classes have also been shown to improve cognition! Niiiiiiice.
Dr. Andrew Parker of Manchester Metropolitan University ran a study where students participated in cognitive testing before doing the eye movements, then they repeated these tests after the exercises and their scores improved! I’m thrilled and will add that little bit of information now when I am teaching the classes.
Here’s a link to a video of my Yogic Eye Exercises for you!
Best of Health,