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agility and agile minds?

and as time goes on here's something to keep in mind... 

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nosemovie
Apr. 16th, 2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
Ha! I sent this to my Mother. hahahah...

Thing is, it makes wonderful sense. If you are creating muscle, getting your blood to flow and producing these chemicals the mind needs, you're going to stay more healthy and help your mind. Also, things like agility resemble puzzles, which are also said to improve brain function!

Keep moving!
dinahprincedaly
Apr. 16th, 2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
pretty cool, right?

i think particularly interesting weight training vs aerobics effects different brain functions...

Edited at 2013-04-16 04:15 pm (UTC)
meecie
Apr. 16th, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
So, I do some behavioral work with rats for my job, but let me just say that I'm glad it wasn't my job to tape weights to rat tails and make them climb ladders for this study. Though to be honest, it probably beats making rats swim through water mazes.

Great article, and a good reminder that a variety of exercise is good.



nosemovie
Apr. 16th, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC)
Working with rats AT ALL should earn you double pay. I'm just not a rat fan...
They should do this with Monkeys! I bet monkeys would lift weights... for a donut. ;)
meecie
Apr. 16th, 2013 06:14 pm (UTC)
I vastly prefer rats to mice. Mice are the chihuahuas of the rodent world: pissed off for no good reason, and quick to use their teeth. Rats are intelligent and reasonable. If they bite you, usually you deserve it ;-)
nosemovie
Apr. 16th, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
They might be reasonable... I'll give you that. They're still friggin creepy.
matildasmom
Apr. 16th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
The lab rats are probably okay. It's the wild ones that are really creepy. Not recently, but I've trapped them in my attic.
meecie
Apr. 17th, 2013 12:20 pm (UTC)
Haha, true that. I lived in New Orleans for a couple years when I was young (a long time ago). I still remember the rats hanging out in the trees outside the window at night. *shudder*
ripnpaws
Apr. 17th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
I agree - double rat pay.
dinahprincedaly
Apr. 16th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
you do behavioral work--cool! yeah, attaching weights to tails--hilarious image
matildasmom
Apr. 16th, 2013 08:27 pm (UTC)
I need to add the weight lifting part. That's good for your bones, too.

Edited at 2013-04-16 08:27 pm (UTC)
borderpap
Apr. 16th, 2013 08:45 pm (UTC)
Pretty fascinating. There is also a book about this, called Spark.

http://www.amazon.com/Spark-Revolutionary-Science-Exercise-Brain/dp/0316113514
ripnpaws
Apr. 17th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
Very glad I am now seeing Fred on a regular basis.
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