06:33am Friday 23 August 2019

Identify Brain Boosters for All Stages of Life

LAS VEGAS– Is exercise good for the mind?  A session at the American College of Sports Medicine’s 17th annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition identifies exercise as a brain healthy activity “What’s good for the body is good for the brain,” said Terry Eckmann, Ph.D., FACSM. “There are many brain boosters that foster brain health and enhance learning through the lifespan.” Dr. Eckmann, a professor of teacher education and human performance at Minot State University, will present the session “Research to Practice: Brain Boosters for all Ages and Stages of Life.”

The main takeaways from this session are that exercise:

  • plays a vital role in brain health through the lifespan
  • optimizes learning and cognition through the lifespan
  • is a key component to managing stress, anxiety and mood

During the session, participants will be able to review the anatomy and physiology of the brain during exercise, from developmental years of childhood throughout the process of aging. Dr. Eckmann will present brain-healthy exercises and choices that will enhance the brain’s performance.

Dr. Eckmann’s poster 101 Brain Boosters is available through the Healthy Learning website. The book 101 Brain Boosters is available for purchase as well.



ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition runs through March 15 in Las Vegas. For more information or to arrange an interview, contact 702-946-2042 Annie Spencer at aspencer@acsm.org or Lauren Johnson at ljohnson@acsm.org.

The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 50,000 international, national and regional members and certified professionals are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. NOTE: Information presented at the Summit represents the professional opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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