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Mindful Malleability

Neuroplasticity is your brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new connections between neurons, allowing it to adapt and learn throughout your life.

An example would be if you are used to using one route to get to a destination, and that route is blocked, neuroplasticity would help you work out and follow and alternate route to the same destination.

Here are ways you can help boost and strengthen your brain’s ability to form new synaptic pathways:

  1. Get moving! A study in the European Journal of Neuroscience has shown that when you do cardiovascular exercise your brain produces a growth hormone called neurotropic factor. This hormone helps your neurons grow, reshape, and create new neural connections.
  2. Move fast. Moving is great, but when you move quickly, with activities like high-intensity interval training, your brain makes even more of that growth hormone (neurotropic factor).
  3. Change it up. Ever heard the expression “variety is the spice of life”? Doing your usual tasks in different ways, like taking a different route to the store, helps your brain become more efficient at adapting to change.

These are just a few ways you can make the most of your own neuroplasticity. Speak to the Live Well team at Pharmasave Summerland about how you can take advantage of mindful malleability.


Dan Cassidy – Nutritional Product Advisor