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6 Minutes of HIIT for Brain Fitness

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / June 6, 2023

Recent research shows some benefits of HIIT for brain fitness when compared with fasting and light exercise.

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Orienteering for Your Brain

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / May 31, 2023

If you offer orienteering sessions, you can promote the cognitive as well as physical advantages to boost brain training.

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Exercise and Brain Health

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / September 13, 2022

Exercise promotes brain health, but the exact mechanism underlying this relationship remains unclear. New research reveals more.

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Attendees and presenters at the 2022 IDEA World Convention

Inspiring Attendees to Inclusive and Impactful Careers

By Sarah Kolvas / July 29, 2022

Here’s a review of what the 2022 IDEA World Convention had to offer in personal training, exercise science, community-building and, as always, inspiration.

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Older woman enjoying the benefits of brisk walking

Benefits of Brisk Walking for the Brain

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / November 9, 2021

In a study on the benefits of brisk walking, researchers found that aerobic exercise can improve the integrity of connective brain tissue.

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Learning Theories and Personal Training

Applying Learning Theories to Personal Training

By Terry Eckmann, PhD / November 3, 2021

Updated on November 2, 2021 Successful personal trainers are effective teachers and know how to apply learning theories. While personal training in part involves changing the body, teaching is the art of changing the brain—not physically rewiring it, but arranging information and experiences to stimulate learning. Learning involves a change in behavior and alters thinking…

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Childhood Exercise and Brain Development

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / September 27, 2021

Here’s another research-backed link between exercise and brain development for parents who don’t yet prioritize their children’s playtime.

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Brain Fitness and Cardio Training

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / August 9, 2021

Research identifies brain dopaminergic function as the probable means by which aerobic activity stimulates growth and improves brain fitness.

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Small child walking with a backpack

Fitness and Brain Health for Kids

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / June 7, 2021

Looking at the connection between fitness and brain health for kids, researchers discovered that fit children did better on cognitive exams.

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High Levels of Inactivity and Distractibility

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / June 4, 2021

Studies continue to reveal a strong connection between physical activity and brain fitness—and now between inactivity and distractibility.

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Brain Fitness and Physical Activity During Pandemic

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

People who stayed active during pandemic lockdowns maintained their brain fitness and were less likely to experience subjective memory loss.

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