The benefits of exercise are numerous. Exercise plays a pivotal role in the wellbeing of physical and cognitive health in the human body. Amazingly, the protective effects of exercise on brain function have been shown to be extremely robust in the hippocampus, the very brain structure targeted early on in Alzheimer’s disease.
Our E4BH Team has designed a set of exercises that can be performed at home by people of all ages to increase overall wellbeing. See some great home exercises below to get started.
The Foundation Exercise
A good warm-up and cool-down for your exercise program.
Follow Along to The Foundation Instructional Video
The Plank Exercise
An overall body exercise for core, shoulder and hip stability and strength.
Follow Along to The Plank Instructional Video
Hip Hinge Exercise
An important exercise for both balance and gluteus muscle.
Follow Along to The Hip Hinge Instructional Video
A series of three exercises for general strength needed for daily living skills. Included in the series: sit to stand, seated bicycles, and seated leg extensions with shoulder exercises.
Follow Along to Seated Exercises Instructional Video
To increase the connection between your brain and your body, try the following brain exercises while performing the exercises:
- Try counting by 2’s, 3’s, 5’s or prime numbers to 15 instead of 1’s. (Prime #’s begin with 1 and end at 53)
- While watching the videos, try doing the opposite side. When the Video says right – go left.
- Instead of using numbers, try using letters of the alphabet, forward or backward.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT THIS RESEARCH?
Exercise is not without risk, and although these exercises are appropriate for the general population, any exercise program may result in injury. In the unlikely event that you experience dizziness, physical discomfort, feel faint, or any chest, neck or back pain, please STOP immediately and consult a medical professional. You assume all risks by participating in these exercises.