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  1. our Zoo-phonics multi-sensory langauge arts program uses movement (body movements related to animals drawn into the shapes of the lowercase letters, running, jumping, hopping, tossing, catching) to teach the alphabet. If the hippocampus grows with exercise and does not shrink in old age WITH movement and exercise, is it possible that it grows from babyhood on, especially when moving and learning?

  2. Thank you for sharing this. What a great way to explain in a simple fashion to Clients how exercise CAN change the brain. I will be sure to pass this along to Clients to speed the word.
    Thank You.
    Warmly,
    Robin

  3. I really enjoyed it. It’s easy to watch and learn from.

  4. The cartoon is a good idea, but all that movement of the artist drawing drove me crazy! I’d cut it out.

  5. I really liked the Doodle Video. Made me want to learn more and attend the Webinar.

  6. The video implies that aerobics is the exercise that helps change the brain. Actually many people who do aerobics do them like robots and without thinking, so no change in the brain is happening.
    People might get the wrong idea and think that if they work at their stationary bike watching TV they are changing their brain. There is nothing further away from the truth.
    What changes the brain is adding thinking, imagination and attention to what you do – whether it is fast or slow. Feldenkrais for example is “unaerobic” because it is done slowly, but as for changing the brain it stands above many other “Exercises”.

  7. Enjoyed the video, good fun

  8. Mom died of Alzheimer s. I want to stay sharp like my Dad.

  9. Hi, I am so glad I found the site and I love the short presentations.
    What I loved the most was the link to the Jill Bolte Taylor TED talk (and then I found her intereview on Oprah’s soul series and was truly blown away). My understanding has been profoundly altered!!
    Re this video – I found the drawing frustrating – it was like watching commercial TV when it flashes fast content and the brain tries to take it all in. I would have preferred just good pictures or something simple.
    I love what you are doing though so thankyou!!!

  10. Thank you

  11. Thank you for the oppertunity to be part of this Brain changing study. It was great.I am very glad
    the science of the brainis is making giant leaps forward so all of us can change the futsure.of our golden years.I have Parkinson now I have Hope.LKB

  12. Great video. Am posting to Facebook. We can never hear positive messages too often….one day something clicks and we begin to make changes.

  13. Thanks for the creative way to share the info on the brain. The connection between memory and exercise coupled with quality food and relieving digestive stress will improve our fitness , calmness and success. Thanks for this series.
    Mary Wolken PhD Digestive EZ coach

  14. Good job! I think the video got the exercise message across very clearly & in a minimum amount of time. I’m going to send it on to a couple of friends who need to heed its message.
    I’m looking forward to the next 5 webinar sessions. I heard about it too late for the first session.

  15. I would see all the presentations. these are very usefull fo me. Thank you. natalia

  16. Well done, and simply put. Should be very good introduction to many people who need a bit of motivation and worry about dementia. Always helpful to have an action alternative to worry.

  17. Great illustration! Enjoyed watching. godd way to show people the relationship between exercise and the brain regardless of age

  18. love the style of drawing while talking

  19. Love it, I’m always trying to find other ways to motivate people to move more. Brain health is a great one.

  20. Love the video. Find myself feeling, “I am Joe.” Thanks for the nudge to change.

  21. So, if we have bigger hippocampuses, we are more likely to understand, appreciate and remember the benefits of physical and mental exercise, and to partake of more of it, and less likely to suffer from dementia – right?
    We humans appear to be awakening spiritually en masse these days, as we are increasingly rapidly evolving, and as human consciousness rises at an ?exponential rate.
    Do we first receive the grace that prompts us to pray and meditate, thereby receiving more grace? Do we not receive any grace until we first ask for it? Do both occur? If so, sometimes or always? Can we ever know? Do we need to?
    Do at least some of those who blame chocolate for their migraines experience a pro-dromal craving for the stuff, so that the eating of it is a result of the migraine attack rather than vice-versa?
    It is easy to assume causal relationships where none exist…and where they may exist backwards!
    Much love, anyway! And many thanks, too!
    Tom.

    • Excellent comment, Tom. In the end, I’m wondering, does it matter? It’s like the logical mind wants to know, but we keep being sent in a circle. Perhaps the goal is to enter the circle at any point that works for us, and then watch how things change. Causal relationships are suspect at best, methinks!

      • Many thanks, Kaye!
        I agree. And joy to the world! I believe our innate compulsion to try to make senseof nonsense haspropelled our planet to its gloriously exciting present place of enlightenment…and/or that things have been set up/created to so appear. That compulsion may be as conscious as well as being as innate as a sodium atom’s desire for one of chlorine, am electron’s desire to absorb enoighphotons to jump to a new orbit or a neutrophil’s to rush to the site of anindected wound: Nature knows best!
        Much, much love!
        Tom. Twinsoul@cox.net

  22. Thank you. Good drawings & text. I would not put the link on my website because the last screen links to a webinar series that (I assume) is time-limited.

  23. I signed up for the free webinar series, but after 10 minutes of attempting to access the program Icould only bring up a black screan…I noted that I was not the only person having a problem
    Betty Beazley

    • Hi Betty,
      I’m so sorry you had trouble accessing the webinar last night. Please email us at respond @ nicabm.com and let us know what kind of browser you were using, what kind of computer you were on, and if you know, what kind of internet connection you have. We really want to make sure that doesn’t happen again. I look forward to hearing from you.
      Thanks,
      NICABM Staff

  24. Loved the doodle video. Excellent!!

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  25. This is great! Short, fun peices like this can really capture people’s attention. I also enjoyed the webinar last night. Can’t wait for more!

  26. Cute and effective.

  27. Good

  28. Putting the info about the webinar series shortens the useful life of the otherwise interesting easy-to-watch cartoon. Otherwise, I think the video would entice some folks into trying something new to help improve their lives. It would be a downer in a few weeks to find out the webinar is over.

  29. Enjoyed the video.
    How much exercise is enough and how often to maintain results.
    Looking forward to more info.
    James Gwilliam

  30. Thank you…………… I love your pictures………….. a beautiful way to get your message across.

    • It’s spooky how clever some ppl are. Thsnka!

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  31. Loved the video. It will be great for my adult clients Since I work with many adolescents who don’t see the connection between exercise and brain performance, I’d love another one that starts with a teen as the “star”. Glad there was the reference near the end for young people! Ruth, your energy amazes me!

  32. This is a great fun video to show clients the importance of exercise in helping the brain. Thanks Ruth for this useful resource. I will definitely refer my clients to it.

  33. I’ll look forward to this, Ruth. I’m already finding it harder to remember things.

  34. Hi,
    I attended the webinar and found it very interesting.
    Having polyneuropathy in the legs and sacrum area as a result from an earlier
    abdominal aorta aneurysm, I wonder if it is possible to influence the brain and re-wire it
    of some sort to better or even get rid of my polyneuropathy?
    Appreciate if you could comment on this and in what direction to research
    some topics in this respect.
    Thank you very much.
    Jean-Pierre Symoens