312 : Your Brain on Exercise-Holistic Benefits Explored

Time Block G - Saturday, 8:15-11:05am

Session Format : Lecture

by Mark Kelly, PhD

6 Ratings

Type: Session

Item: VA16-S312


Your brain is much like your body in that it can be strengthened or weakened depending on how it is being used. In this powerful session, we will demonstrate how the nervous system functions during exercise, reveal the amazing neuroendocrine effects of exercise, elaborate on how negative stress and strain affect the brain, and show how environmental factors influence our brain function. This session will also provide clear guidelines on how to induce relaxation and laughter to enhance overall brain function. If you have ever been interested in the mind-body connection, how it works and why it is so powerful, you will want to attend this session!

About the Author

Mark Kelly, PhD

Mark Kelly, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Mark P. Kelly, PhD, CSCS, has been involved in the fitness business for 30 years as a teacher in universities and colleges, and as a corporate wellness director, trainer, group (boot camp) owner and instructor. A nationally ranked duathlete and competitive runner, he currently teaches exercise physiology at California State University, Fullerton. His company, Principle-Centered Health, specializes in assessments and corporate wellness.