How fast does your brain change?

brain science neuro education personal training education Dec 07, 2023
Why does this statement put neurology and neuroeducation at the forefront of your client's training? 
...because the brain changes as fast as you snap your fingers.  This is defined in the literature as ‘neuroplasticity' and why we can all learn new skills at any age.  If we can learn new skills, then it makes sense that we can get our brains to 're-activate' the areas that are not functioning as well.
While the fitness industry emphasizes preparing the body for activity, it's equally crucial to prepare the brain. Consider this analogy: the body is the car, and the brain is the driver. Just as a car can't function without a driver, optimal physical function requires priming the brain first. Let's shift our focus from mere physical readiness to the integral role of brain preparation in achieving optimal performance.
Think about that for a moment.
The connection between neuroplasticity and the body's ability to physically function at any age is significant. Neuroplasticity is the gateway to shaping and maintaining the neural circuits that control various physical functions.


And this is a key factor as we age.


We no longer lose movement like we once thought. If the brain can adapt and change at any age, we can 'turn on" the lights and get anyone functioning well again.  This is why your neuroeducation is so important. 
We all know if we lose our mental faculties, we are doomed later in life, but science says this is not something we have to give in to.  We now have the tools to combat that process of life, just as we strength train to maintain our muscle mass. 
Here are five reasons why neuroeducation is the key resource for keeping our brains healthy. 

(1) Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition:

 When we use neuro drills to turn parts of the brain back on, the brain undergoes structural and functional changes. These changes involve the formation of new synapses and the strengthening of existing neural pathways, allowing for more efficient and coordinated movements.
This is why using neuro drills can enhance motor learning and skill acquisition in clients, making them more efficient and effective in their movements, which will transfer into their lives.

(2) Recovery After Injury:

Injury or disease can disrupt the connections within the brain and lead to impaired movement patterns. Neuroplasticity allows for these damaged areas to be 'rewired' and new connections to form, thus aiding in rehabilitation.
The brain can reorganize itself to compensate for lost function by rerouting signals through undamaged pathways or recruiting adjacent areas to perform new roles. This adaptability contributes to the rehabilitation of motor functions and the restoration of physical abilities.
In our experience, all of our post-op. clients heal quicker and get back to day-to-day life faster because we constantly remind the brain that it is now safe. This is an important piece to injury recovery and jump-starting the process back to normal life.

(3) Chronic Pain Management:

Neuroplasticity also plays a crucial role in managing chronic pain. We can decrease pain perception and increase movement capacity by stimulating the brain through neuro drills. This is because the brain can create new connections that dampen the pain signals and increase resilience to pain.
The brain continually adapts its processing of sensory inputs and coordinates motor responses based on the stimuli provided by the neuro drills. This integration is essential for balance, coordination, and spatial awareness.

(4 ) Physical Exercise and Brain Health:

Neuro drills and exercise induce the release of neurotrophic factors, such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which support the growth and maintenance of neurons. This, in turn, enhances the brain's ability to adapt and positively influences cognitive functions, including motor control. Furthermore, physical activity has been shown to promote neurogenesis - creating new neurons in the brain.
Incorporating neuro drills and exercise into injury recovery not only aids in physical healing but also supports cognitive function and overall brain health.

(5) Aging and Maintaining Physical Function:

 Neuroplasticity plays a role in the cognitive reserve, where mentally stimulating activities and continuous learning contribute to preserving motor and cognitive functions. Engaging in activities that promote neuroplasticity can potentially slow down age-related declines in physical performance.
Moreover, studies have shown that regular physical exercise can increase the volume of grey matter in the brain, particularly in areas responsible for motor control and executive functioning. This translates to improved balance, coordination, and decision-making abilities.
Therefore, incorporating neuro drills and physical exercise into our daily routine can improve our current health and contribute to healthy aging.
There you have it: understanding the interplay between how the brain changes and physical function is essential for developing strategies to enhance rehabilitation, optimize motor learning, and promote overall physical well-being AT ANY AGE.
Your Neuro education leverages neuroplasticity, improving the body's ability to function, especially after injuries or aging.

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