Browsing All posts tagged under »Exercise«

Exercise – Brain Connection: Core and Pillar Strength Training @

November 19, 2009 by


I've thoroughly enjoyed sharing about the Exercise - Brain Connection. It does pay dividends on your work performance and certification exam success! As I've dug deeper it's made sense to separate that into a different blog. So please check out Today I shared about a weak area for me - core and pillar strength. Please follow that blog as well!

Excercise – Brain Connection: Pike’s Peak Double – A Summer Kedging

September 6, 2009 by


Chris Crowley in “Younger Next Year” (page 135) shared an important concept in keeping your exercise fires burning – a “kedging”.  A kedging is borrowed from old school sailing (not the sport but when sails and ships were the primary transport).  The purpose was to get a ship forward when there was a lack of […]

Exercises – Brain Connection: Pain of it all

August 5, 2009 by


Least I seem like a simple pied piper for exercise, oblivious to any potential harm or risk, this blog should help lessen that perception.  Exercise has wonderful therapeutic qualities to help manage pain and increase your brain functioning.  It’s not without a price.  That price comes in the form of pain – some of it […]

Exercise – Brain Connection: Chronic Pain – MS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Back Pain

August 4, 2009 by


Exercise and pain – two blogs have been devoted to it and a third one is presented here.  Maybe there’s a connection?  Even back to our brains. This blog addresses chronic pain from three prevalent health issues and the benefit of exercise to each.  The next blog will address managing long term pain from exercise […]

Exercise – Brain Connection: Soreness and Pain

July 31, 2009 by


The following article from WebMD helps and encourages anyone beginning an exercise program or anyone who’s been in their program for years.  Sore muscles will occur – call it the acute pain of overcoming inertia.  I was thinking of this very topic during a 20 mile run today – which was relatively pain free.  There […]

Exercise – Brain Connection: Pain Relief

July 30, 2009 by


So you thought exercise meant pain?  While there’s some pain that results from exercise (either during or after – called delayed onset) the pain relief benefit from exercise greatly outweighs the pain creation.  This article provides a nice summary of what’s involved and I’ll shout and echo the sentiment that “Moving is what the human […]

Exercise & Brain Power – getting started

July 28, 2009 by


Getting started – often the first step is the most difficult.   It’s also the most important step.   I remember listening to John “The Penguin” Ingram, contributing editor for Runner’s World and self effacing ‘slow runner’, share at the prerace dinner for the Tulsa Marathon in 2003 that the “miracle wasn’t that I finished, the miracle […]