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CSG Speaker Series: The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise - Lake Country

Better mood. Better energy. Better memory. Better attention. Exercise is powerful.

What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise!

Get inspired at the next Caregiver Support Group to hear Dr Walsh and Dr Ivanova discuss the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain and the behaviour change necessary to make these important changes.


What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise!

Better mood. Better energy. Better memory. Better attention. Exercise is powerful.

There's already plenty of evidence that physical exercise, on its own, boosts brain function, with both immediate and long-term effects. Exercise boosts levels of a group of a molecules known as brain-growth factors, in particular one called "brain-derived neurotrophic factor" (BDNF), which circulate in the blood and make the brain more responsive to learning and adaptation. The most transformative thing that exercise will do is its protective effects on your brain. Here you can think about the brain like a muscle. The more you're working out, the bigger and stronger your hippocampus and prefrontal cortex gets.


Join us as we continue through the 2019 Caregiver Support Group Education Series

Dr Walsh: Researcher UBCO - Exercising & Brain Health

• Dr. Elena Ivanova - Clinical Psychologist - Exploring Behaviour Change


This education series is funded through the United Way - Lower Mainland - Healthy Aging. All are welcome to attend.


If you’re a family member or friend providing unpaid care to a loved one with a physical, cognitive or mental health condition, then you’re a caregiver. Find out more information about the Caregiver Support Group, please contact the LCHPS office at 778 215 5247.


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