For those people getting older, brain gym exercises may make sense, but they might think we’re talking about crossword puzzles or other brain-teaser games. As a “workout program” for your brain, these exercises combine the entire body’s nervous system, in an effort to increase retention and learning abilities. You may have heard the old adage, “use it or lose it” and memory, concentration or focus could be affected, when the brain isn’t exercised, properly.
Is there a more dreaded word in the English language than exercise? Okay, maybe taxes and diet are at the top of that list as well, but you get the idea. Most people dread exercising, even though they know it is an important part of living healthy. Why do so many people dread working out? There are several reasons actually, and water aerobic exercises can address the majority.
Your brain is an amazing organ. Even before you were born it was busily working away while you were in your mother’s womb, interchanging information between your brain cell neurons at the unbelievable rate of 15 million per hour! By the time you popped out into the big wide world, your brain contained over 100 billion brain cells, ready and waiting to interact with your new environment and create the network that will comprise your entire nervous system.
Suffering from back pain can be debilitating. If an injury or a genetic condition causes the back pain, it can be chronic and a constant source of pain. Practicing back pain exercises will help to strengthen the back muscles which can help to eliminate the pain. Doing exercises to stretch the “short” muscles of the back works to help keep the spine from being pulled out of alignment. When the spine is knocked out of line, it can cause pain. Lower back pain is fairly common with adults and normally a result of strain and overuse of the muscles.
Do you want to have toned thighs? Inner thigh exercises may help. The muscles of the thighs are called the hip adductors and need to be targeted in order to be toned. Exercises that target the thighs can be done at least three times weekly for at least fifteen minutes each time. Grab an exercise mat, or exercise on the carpet. It can take up to ten weeks to see the toning and feel the strength.
If you have access to a gym, there is a machine that helps to target the thighs. It is called the cable adductor machine. It works by having the feet and legs press against pads, and bring knees together, hold, then return. If the machine allows for different settings, start with the easiest setting and work up to the more difficult ranges. This type of weight training will target and tone the thighs.