Beyond ‘Its Good For You’ – How Exercise Impacts the Brain and Body with Julia Basso

Beyond ‘Its Good For You’ – How Exercise Impacts the Brain and Body with Julia Basso

Episode

About this Episode:

Raissa speaks with Julia Basso on the many ways exercise supports physiological changes underlying well-being.  They also address ways to help support individuals’ motivation to engage in more physical activity.

Presenter

About Julia:

Julia is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at the Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors at the Fralin Biomedical Research Center at Virginia Tech. As a neuroscientist, dancer, and yoga instructor, she is fascinated by the brain’s capacity for plasticity and the body’s ability to shape the brain. Julia’s research focuses on understanding the embodied brain; that is, how physical activity and mindfulness practices such as exercise, dance, yoga, and meditation affect the brain functionally, physiologically, and morphologically. The long-term goal of this work to identify the mechanisms through which these mind-body practices optimize brain health and wellness.

Links and References

Visit Julia’s website at www.juliabasso.com/

Citation

APA Citation for this Episode:

Miller, R. (Producer). (2019, November 12). EP148: Beyond ‘Its Good For You’ – How Exercise Impacts the Brain and Body with Julia Basso [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://thethoughtfulcounselor.com/?p=227467.

Thanks

Thanks to the Following:

Photo by Bruno Nascimento on Unsplash

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