Thursday, June 17, 2021

Mini Symposium Series: Exercise & Brain Health

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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via Zoom

Ever heard of a runner's high?  The fourth installment of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Mini Symposium Series will explore the effects of exercise on the nervous system and brain health.

 

Have you ever heard the phrase “a runner’s high?” This is a real phenomenum that is caused by a rush of endorphins. Exercise also stimulates the release of dopamine, norephinephrine and serotonin, all important brain chemicals that can relieve pain, reduce stress, and promote and improve mental sharpness and a positive sense of well-being.

The fourth installment of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Mini Symposium Series will explore the effects of exercise on the nervous system and brain health.

Dr. Eva Feldman MD PhD, Director of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies, will moderate the 30-minute symposium. She will also explain the scientific basis of the beneficial effects of exercise on the brain.

Jacob Haus PhD, Associate Professor of Movement Science and Director of the Human Bioenergetics Laboratory, is a physiologist at the School of Kinesiology. His research centers on strategies to prevent and treat the negative effects associated with aging, obesity and diabetes. Dr. Haus places special emphasis on integrative physiology (whole body function) and how intensive lifestyle interventions elicit positive changes in the body…in this case cognition.

Brett Knight, Program Manager of Physical Activity at MHealthy, will conclude by discussing the benefits expected with habitual physical activity on a practical level and will give recommendations on starting, maintaining and progressing with exercise plans. “At MHealthy, we are working to establish the culture that movement is for everybody, and even though it may look different from person to person, every movement counts and is important.”

 

 

Impact of Exercise on Brain Health + Moderator

Eva Feldman, MD, PhD

Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology
Professor, Neurology
Director, ALS Center of Excellence
Director, NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies

How Exercise Combats Aging & Obesity

Jacob Haus

Jacob Haus, PhD

Associate Professor of Movement Science, School of Kinesiology
Director, Human Bioenergetics Laboratory

How Exercise Works for You

Brett Knight

Program Manager of Physical Activity, MHealthy – Health and Well-being Services
Certified Personal Trainer and Exercise Instructor