"Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness." - Edward Smith-Stanley 


Ch. 2 Additional Resources


Additional Resources:

​  Infographics:

Your Brain on Exercise: http://visual.ly/your-brain-exercise

Your Brain Loves the Gym: https://www.ahealthblog.com/wp-content/uploads/Your-Brain-Loves-The-Gym-Infographic.jpg

​​Brain Benefits of Regular Exercise: https://s3.amazonaws.com/user-media.venngage.com/576522-2a152af639f8ca126b78e0dc91047afc.jpg​ 

  YouTube Videos:

​How Exercise Rewires Your Brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj_5SGdx7Xk

Is Exercise Good for Your Brain? - BritLab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tPzO7ynAAA

Optimizing your Brain through Exercise: https://youtu.be/cLBXtclu0sg

Exercise and  Brain-Body Connection: https://youtu.be/DBHzes-NXcU

Exercise, Stress, and the Brain: https://youtu.be/xpy_rAWSWkA

Moving Toward a Healthy Brain: https://youtu.be/EeGj6zkhd0A

Exercise the body to keep the brain healthy: https://youtu.be/1ayLA3D-PaU

Run, Jump, Learn! How Exercise can Transform our Schools: ​​https://youtu.be/hBSVZdTQmDs

​​  Smartphone and Tablet Apps:

The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout (iOS and Android)

Description:  With more than 2 million downloads, The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout® App is the fast, simple, science-based way to work out anywhere, anytime. Designed by Chris Jordan, Director of Exercise Physiology at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, the workout has helped over 2 million people get the most out of every minute. 

Cost:  FREE

Available at: 


​​  Additional Readings:

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Cotman, C. W., Berchtold, N. C., & Christie, L. A. (2007). Exercise builds brain health: key roles of growth factor cascades and inflammation. Trends in neurosciences, 30(9), 464-472.

​Chandrakumaran, H., Safdar, A., Sager, M., Nazli, A., & Akhtar, M. (2016). Regular Exercise Shapes Healthy Gut Microbiome. J Bacteriol Mycol Open Access, 3(3), 00063.

DiFeo, G., & Shors, T. J. (2017). Mental and physical skill training increases neurogenesis via cell survival in the adolescent hippocampus. Brain Research, 1654, 95-101.

Erickson, K. (2015). Effects of exercise on the hippocampus and memory in older adults. In Proceedings of The Physiological Society. The Physiological Society.

Fritz, T., Huang, E. M., Murphy, G. C., & Zimmermann, T. (2014, April). Persuasive technology in the real world: a study of long-term use of activity sensing devices for fitness. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 487-496). ACM.

Farooqui, A. A. (2014). The effects of diet, exercise, and sleep on brain metabolism and function. In Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Neurological Disorders: Effect of Lifestyle, Genes, and Age (pp. 1-42). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04111-7_1

Halloway, S., Wilbur, J., Schoeny, M. E., & Arfanakis, K. (2017). Effects of Endurance-Focused Physical Activity Interventions on Brain Health: A Systematic Review. Biological Research For Nursing, 19(1), 53-64.

Higgins, J. P. (2015). Smartphone Applications for Patients’ Health & Fitness.The American journal of medicine.

Huang, T., Larsen, K. T., Ried‐Larsen, M., Møller, N. C., & Andersen, L. B. (2014). The effects of physical activity and exercise on brain‐derived neurotrophic factor in healthy humans: A review. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports, 24(1), 1-10.

Lupton, D. (2014). Apps as artefacts: towards a critical perspective on mobile health and medical apps. Societies, 4(4), 606-622.

Lupton, D. (2014). Beyond techno-utopia: critical approaches to digital health technologies. Societies, 4(4), 706-711.

Mariotti, A. (2015). The effects of chronic stress on health: new insights into the molecular mechanisms of brain-body communication. Future Science OA, (0), 1-6.

Mattson, M. (2013). Exercise and the brain: a slap on the HAND. In Journal of NeuroVirology. (Vol. 19, pp. 407-409). Springer US. doi:10.1007/s13365-013-0208-4

Mattson, M. P. (2015). Lifelong brain health is a lifelong challenge: from evolutionary principles to empirical evidence. Ageing research reviews, 20, 37-45.

McMorris, T., & Corbett, J. (2017). Neuobiological changes as an explanation of benefits of exercise.

Norton, M. C., Clark, C. J., Tschanz, J. T., Hartin, P., Fauth, E. B., Gast, J. A., ... & Aguilar, S. (2015). The design and progress of a multidomain lifestyle intervention to improve brain health in middle-aged persons to reduce later Alzheimer's disease risk: The Gray Matters randomized trial. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, 1(1), 53-62.

Rosano, C., Marsland, A. L., & Gianaros, P. J. (2014). Maintaining brain health by monitoring inflammatory processes: a mechanism to promote successful aging. Aging and disease, 3(1), 16-33.

Sama, P. R., Eapen, Z. J., Weinfurt, K. P., Shah, B. R., & Schulman, K. A. (2014). An evaluation of mobile health application tools. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 2(2).

Snigdha, S., de Rivera, C., Milgram, N. W., & Cotman, C. W. (2014). Exercise enhances memory consolidation in the aging brain. Frontiers in aging neuroscience, 6.

Yau, S. Y., Li, A., Sun, X., Fontaine, C. J., Christie, B. R., & So, K. F. (2016). Potential Biomarkers for Physical Exercise-Induced Brain Health.

Zigmond, M., Dimatelis, J., Daniels, W., & Mabandla, M. (n.d.). The interaction between stress and exercise, and its impact on brain function. In Metabolic Brain Disease (Vol. 29, pp. 255-269
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