Ep. 137 – Ditch the Music When Running

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Welcome to Episode 137 of The Train Your Brain Podcast with Dr. Michael Trayford. Every Monday we produce a 30-minute episode. Tuesday through Sunday we produce episodes with five-minute tips. Every episode of the Train Your Brain Podcast features a tip, so you can receive pointers 365 days a year that will help enhance the performance of your brain!

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Today Dr. Trayford shares brain training tip 137 which is for all of you runners out there! Dr. Trayford recommends being mindful while you run. This means turning off the music or whatever else you were listening to and focusing on how your body feels. Pay attention to your form and your mind/body connection. Check out our interview with ChiRunning’s Danny Dreyer in Episode 120 to learn more about proper running. Thanks for listening!

If you have any concerns regarding the information and applications discussed in this podcast, please consult your physician and a doctor who is experienced in functional neurology. Michael Trayford DC, DACNB is available for consultation by calling (828) 708-5274. Thanks for listening. Continue reading

Ep. 120 – Interview With Danny Dreyer – The Man Behind ChiRunning

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Good morning and welcome to Episode 120 of the Train Your Brain Podcast with Dr. Michael Trayford. It’s Monday again, so this is our weekly, 30-minute episode. (Tuesday through Sunday we produce five-minute episodes with daily tips.) Every episode of the Train Your Brain Podcast provides advice for helping you to improve the function of your brain.

In Episode 120, Dr. Trayford welcomes guest Danny Dreyer of ChiRunningwho has come on the show to discuss his experience as an athlete and a trainer. We know that running is a highly physical exercise activity, but Danny has discovered a mind body connection with running that can change your life. Tip number 120 is to be completely mindful about each action movement that you do before you do it. What an enlightening tip! Thanks for listening. Continue reading