How does exercise improve physical and cognitive health? Is loss of function a normal part of aging? What is proprioception and how does age impact it? What is dual tasking? What is the importance of improving our balance?
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Kevin Snodgrass is the head trainer at Vivo and Dr. Joe Nocera is an Associate Professor of Neurology. Kevin and Dr. Nocera join us to discuss how exercise positively affects our physical and cognitive health, how Vivo is treating the brain like any other muscle in the body, what dual tasking is, and more.
“Walking is almost automatic until we start to age and then it becomes a little more of a challenge and it becomes a little more variable; and if it’s a little more variable it introduces fall risk.”
“We know that we can improve the physical functioning profile of pretty much anybody whether they’re in a disease state or they’re aging healthily but we can also really impact brain health with exercise.”
“Older adults think of loss of function as a normal part of this process and it really isn’t, it shouldn’t be… If we think about loss of function as a normal part of the process, we’re kind of giving up. And what I want to do is show people that we can get back a lot of what we lost.”
“We have no way to predict who’s going to fall. Our number one predictor of falls is a previous fall and that doesn’t do anyone any good.”
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