Tag: brain

Gravitational waves, Einstein and physical activity

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics made me wonder the role of Einstein’s physical activity when he calculated the existence of gravitational waves some 100 years ago. We might not remember him best as the ambassador of exercise and physical activity, but based on biographies written about him it is evident that in addition to spending lots of time thinking and discussing with his friends, he also liked to walk around and spend time up on the mountains. Maybe he had realized that there really is something there with the muscle and mind connection, as shown recently by the Swedish researchers. Maybe Einstein would have made his calculations and other ideas even without being physically active, but as we currently know that physical activity can boost your memory, creativity and productivity, it is quite likely that Einstein’s walking trips also contributed to his amazing intelligence.

 

High Intensity Interval Training Releases Endorphins in the Brain

This is just a brief posting to direct everybody to read this press release dealing with a recent study showing that in constrast to traditional one-hour continuous aerobic exercise, high-intensity interval training releases endorphins in the brain.

The aforomentioned study comes from the Turku PET Centre, where researchers have also recently elucidated that also eating causes the same effect. In this study it was shown that eating a delicious pizza does not have the same effects as nutritional drink and by reading that study report you can understand why.

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