Ep. 141 – Does Your Ability to Stand on Two Feet Have Anything to Do With the Way You Think?

Good morning and welcome to Episode 141 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.

Through the end of February we are having a special contest for Train Your Brain Podcast Listeners to send in their best brain training tip for a chance to win a $25 gift card!

In Episode 141, Dr. Trayford teaches us that when balance gets worse memory gets worse. impaired vestibular system people find vertigo rides terrifying. the vestibular system is connected to other parts of the brain like the frontal lobes and limbic system. That explains why vertigo triggers emotional reactions.
dual tasking has a compound effect. Counting backward from 100 by threes standing on 2 feet is dual tasking. when we improve brain function through combining physical and mental activity people get better. there are a lot of causes for dimentia, but sometimes people can improve.

The 134th brain training tip is to turn your right hear toward someone if you want to understand them better. You may even already do this subconsciously. This activates the left side of your brain which processes language. 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.

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Dr. Trayford recommends John Ratey’s excellent book on exercise: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

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