Video | Tiny Movement and Exercise on Brain Health
The Impact of Tiny Movement and Exercise on Brain Health
How Movement Affects Brain Activity
Tiny movements and exercise have a profound impact on brain health and function. In addition, by affecting learning, mood, perception, behavior, and more. The brain is comprised of neurons that communicate with each other through various chemicals, such as neurotransmitters. Next, which play a crucial role in regulating brain activity. Movement can transform mechanical energy into an electrical charge that fires neurons and triggers the release of neurotransmitters. In fact, intense exercise has been shown to increase levels of glutamate and GABA. Finally, tiny movements throughout the day keep the spine functioning properly and generate nerve signals critical for overall brain function.
The Importance of Chiropractic Care and Avoiding Sedentary Lifestyles
In addition, Chiropractic care can also help to balance neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Next, leading to improvements in mood, motivation, perception, attention, and arousal. However, sitting for extended periods is associated with various health risks such as impaired spinal function and increased risk of mortality. Moving your body turns on neurotransmitters and triggers blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, and immune defenses. Sedentary lifestyles can lead to spinal decay, bad posture, and poor circulation. All negatively impacting brain health, metabolism, and concentration. Therefore, it’s crucial to set reminders to regularly stand up, stretch, and move the body, with the help of a trained chiropractor who practices true blue chiropractic. The human body was built for motion, not stillness. Even small movements can have a positive impact on overall health.
How Tiny Movements Affect Brain Chemistry and Chiropractic Care
Whether you’re moving or sitting, your body’s mechanics plays a crucial role in your overall health. In this video, Dr. Matt Hammett will discuss how tiny movements affect brain chemistry and how chiropractic care can improve your brain’s functionality.
Understanding the Synapse
Our brain is a complex machine, made up of one hundred billion neurons that are shaped in different types and connected to each other by synapses. The synapse is the junction between the cell branches, where the electrical signal travels from one wire to another. This happens via the neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger that carries the message from one wire to another wire across the synaptic gap.
Glutamate, GABA, and Dopamine
Glutamate and Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) are two neurotransmitters responsible for chemical messaging within the brain. They balance each other’s effect. Glutamate activates the signaling cascade. While GABA clamps down on the activity to regulate everything the brain does. Dopamine, on the other hand, regulates your movement, attention, and reward system.
Chiropractic care can greatly impact your brain chemistry by improving the balance of the parasympathetic nervous system, the body’s relax and calming system. This has a direct effect on the neurotransmitters in the brain. The therapy can help balance the three main regulators of the brain: serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine.
The Importance of Movement
Growing spinal discs, healthy joint play, and great alignment are crucial for the spinal health, which is why movement is so important. Sitting for an extended period can contribute to spinal decay, immobility, and uneven strain on muscles and ligaments. Regular exercise and daily tiny movements are what get those neurotransmitters working. Next, they switch on those synapses, ultimately creating a neurological circuit that then talks to your heart.
Bad Posture and Brain Health
In addition, bad posture is a growing epidemic and can lead to a host of health problems, including back and neck pain. In addition, rib pain (costochondritis), decreased oxygen supply, and poor circulation. Regular chiropractic care can help with these issues by ensuring the spine is aligned, and the discs are healthy.
The role of chiropractic care in brain chemistry is becoming increasingly important. Especially given the connection between the neurotransmitters and the body’s overall health. While regular exercise and daily tiny movements are essential.Regular chiropractic care can also help maintain and improve spinal health, leading to improved brain chemistry and overall wellbeing.
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