THE BRAIN-BODY CONNECTION DURING COVID-19

March 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Dr. Wendy Suzuki, Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University’s Center for Neural Science, joins us to discuss the importance of maintaining your brain health during the coronavirus outbreak.

Aired on March 25, 2020. 

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00:00:01:00 00:00:03:16 >>> THE SUDDEN SHIFT IN
00:00:03:16 00:00:09:16 LIFESTYLE AND ROUTINE HAS SENT A
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00:00:13:18 00:00:13:23 US.
00:00:13:23 00:00:14:12 ONLINE WE SEE PEOPLE COMING UP
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00:00:15:15 00:00:17:27 MAINTAINING THEIR PHYSICAL
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00:00:21:13 00:00:24:10 WHAT ABOUT THE HEALTH OF YOUR
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00:00:24:16 00:00:27:11 DR. WENDY SUZUKI, A PROFESSOR OF
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00:00:29:03 00:00:31:05 THE NEW YORK UNIVERSITY CENTER
00:00:31:05 00:00:32:16 FOR NEUROSCIENCE SAYS
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00:00:43:18 00:00:44:04 WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM.
00:00:44:04 00:00:45:06 >> THANK YOU SO MUCH.
00:00:45:06 00:00:46:06 HAPPY TO BE HERE.
00:00:46:06 00:00:46:22 >> THANK YOU.
00:00:46:22 00:00:49:14 SO, FIRST, I JUST WANT TO ASK
00:00:49:14 00:00:50:19 WHAT FEELS LIKE A BASIC
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00:00:51:16 00:00:54:04 I THINK WE WANT TO UNDERSTAND
00:00:54:04 00:00:56:22 MORE, AND WHAT DOES SUCH A
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00:00:58:25 00:01:00:23 TALKING ABOUT FEAR AND ANGER AND
00:01:00:23 00:01:03:24 ALL OF THESE EMOTIONS THAT WE'RE
00:01:03:24 00:01:06:19 ALL SUDDENLY FEELING ADDED ON
00:01:06:19 00:01:07:00 WITH ISOLATION.
00:01:07:00 00:01:08:29 WHAT IS THAT DOING TO OUR
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00:01:09:19 00:01:12:10 >> WELL, IT IS CAUSING A LOT OF
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00:01:12:17 00:01:14:06 IT'S CAUSING ANXIETY.
00:01:14:06 00:01:16:02 IT'S CAUSING DEPRESSION.
00:01:16:02 00:01:19:20 THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR OUR BRAINS
00:01:19:20 00:01:23:14 LONG TERM STRESS AND ANXIETY
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00:01:31:17 00:01:34:26 SO WE WANT TO TRY AND NIP THIS
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00:01:38:01 00:01:38:19 AND ABSOLUTELY ACKNOWLEDGE WE
00:01:38:19 00:01:39:24 ARE IN A SERIOUS SITUATION.
00:01:39:24 00:01:42:25 THIS IS A PANDEMIC, AND THERE IS
00:01:42:25 00:01:44:25 SOMETHING TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT.
00:01:44:25 00:01:47:15 BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE CAN TAKE
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00:01:52:05 00:01:54:00 BRAINS MAINTAIN GOOD HEALTHY
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00:01:56:08 00:01:58:23 >> SO, WHAT WAS -- WAS THERE
00:01:58:23 00:01:59:24 ANYTHING ABOUT THE WAY THAT WE
00:01:59:24 00:02:01:15 WERE LIVING OUR LIVES THAT WAS
00:02:01:15 00:02:02:11 ACTUALLY GOOD FOR OUR BRAINS?
00:02:02:11 00:02:06:17 I MEAN, I KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE
00:02:06:17 00:02:07:28 INTO BRAIN TEASERS AND INTO SORT
00:02:07:28 00:02:10:29 OF LIKE, YOU KNOW, CHALLENGING
00:02:10:29 00:02:12:10 THEMSELVES WITH LEARNING NEW
00:02:12:10 00:02:15:17 THINGS, BUT WAS THERE A WAY THAT
00:02:15:17 00:02:16:21 OUR AMERICAN LIFESTYLE WAS THAT
00:02:16:21 00:02:18:17 WAS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR OUR
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00:02:21:13 00:02:23:10 WE ENGAGE WITH THE WORLD NOT
00:02:23:10 00:02:26:14 ONLY FOR OUR BRAINS, BUT ALSO
00:02:26:14 00:02:26:25 PSYCHOLOGICALLY?
00:02:26:25 00:02:29:08 >> I THINK BOTH.
00:02:29:08 00:02:30:29 WE HAD WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES
00:02:30:29 00:02:32:10 BEFORE THIS PANDEMIC HIT TO DO
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00:02:35:19 00:02:36:17 WE KNOW THAT EXERCISE IS W
00:02:36:17 00:02:38:01 WONDERFUL FOR THE BRAIN.
00:02:38:01 00:02:40:20 COGNITIVE ENGAGEMENT PLAYING.
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00:02:44:00 00:02:46:06 BEING ENGAGED IN YOUR JOB AS YOU
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00:02:46:11 00:02:46:28 YOU HAVE TO LEARN SO MANY
00:02:46:28 00:02:48:03 DIFFERENT THINGS ABOUT SO MANY
00:02:48:03 00:02:49:19 DIFFERENT TOPICS, FOR EXAMPLE.
00:02:49:19 00:02:51:15 GOOD EATING IS VERY GOOD FOR
00:02:51:15 00:02:52:00 YOUR BRAIN.
00:02:52:00 00:02:53:27 SO WHAT HAS CHANGED NOW?
00:02:53:27 00:02:55:11 I FIND IT FASCINATING THAT
00:02:55:11 00:02:58:06 PEOPLE ARE GIVING SO -- GETTING
00:02:58:06 00:03:00:14 SO CREATIVE IN THE WAY THAT THEY
00:03:00:14 00:03:00:22 INTERACT.
00:03:00:22 00:03:04:11 TODAY I TOOK AN ONLINE VIDEO
00:03:04:11 00:03:07:06 YOGA CLASS THAT HAD PEOPLE ALL
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00:03:10:13 00:03:11:02 IT WAS VERY DIFFERENT FROM ANY
00:03:11:02 00:03:12:28 OTHER YOGA CLASS I EVER TOOK.
00:03:12:28 00:03:15:00 AND IT IS CHANGING THE WAY THAT
00:03:15:00 00:03:16:26 WE ARE CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE.
00:03:16:26 00:03:18:22 THAT CONNECTION IS VERY, VERY
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00:03:20:15 00:03:20:25 BRAINS.
00:03:20:25 00:03:23:06 SO YOU CAN SAY THAT THIS
00:03:23:06 00:03:25:27 PANDEMIC HAS KIND OF INCREASED
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00:03:29:01 00:03:30:11 FUNCTIONS OF OUR BRAIN WITH
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00:03:31:09 00:03:33:05 >> WELL, I WONDER IF YOU CAN
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00:03:35:08 00:03:38:02 WITHOUT BEING TOO SCIENCE AND
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00:03:39:27 00:03:41:07 WHAT YOU WERE SAYING, THAT
00:03:41:07 00:03:42:10 CREATIVITY HAS SORTED OF
00:03:42:10 00:03:44:02 AWAKENED IN SO MANY PEOPLE, HOW
00:03:44:02 00:03:47:03 DOES THAT IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN'S
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00:03:47:13 00:03:48:14 >> YEAH.
00:03:48:14 00:03:51:14 SO, CREATIVITY IS SOMETHING THAT
00:03:51:14 00:03:52:23 IS FASCINATING TO SO MANY
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00:03:55:17 00:04:00:11 IS PART OF KIND OF COGNITIVE
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00:04:02:15 00:04:03:07 WE KNOW THAT, FOR EXAMPLE,
00:04:03:07 00:04:05:09 PEOPLE WITH HIGHER LEVELS OF
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00:04:06:19 00:04:08:07 LONGER PERIODS OF TIME, THEIR
00:04:08:07 00:04:11:02 BRAINS TEND TO BE MORE RESILIENT
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00:04:13:24 00:04:15:18 SO CREATIVITY AND USING YOUR
00:04:15:18 00:04:17:28 BRAIN IN A NEW WAY IS ONE ASPECT
00:04:17:28 00:04:19:03 OF THAT.
00:04:19:03 00:04:21:20 SO I LOVE ALL OF THE WAYS THAT
00:04:21:20 00:04:23:09 I'M SEEING PEOPLE INTERACTING
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00:04:25:00 00:04:26:18 WAYS FWR OPERA SINGING OUT OF
00:04:26:18 00:04:31:17 THE WINDOWS IN MILAN TO ONLINE
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00:04:36:00 00:04:38:27 SO THAT IS HOW WE THINK ABOUT
00:04:38:27 00:04:39:19 CREATIVITY IN THE BRAIN.
00:04:39:19 00:04:41:01 >> ANOTHER THING IS THAT YOU
00:04:41:01 00:04:43:17 HAVE BEEN AN ADVOCATE FOR THE
00:04:43:17 00:04:46:19 IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE AND THAT
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00:04:48:11 00:04:50:07 I AM WONDERING IF YOU COULD SORT
00:04:50:07 00:04:53:09 OF EXPLAIN HOW THAT WORKS AND
00:04:53:09 00:04:54:20 WHY IT'S WORTH, EVEN IF IT'S
00:04:54:20 00:04:56:10 JUST GETTING OUT AND TAKING A
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00:04:58:19 00:04:59:04 WHY THAT'S WORTH IT.
00:04:59:04 00:05:00:11 >> YEAH.
00:05:00:11 00:05:01:13 SO, SO IMPORTANT.
00:05:01:13 00:05:03:10 I'D SAY THAT EXERCISE IS THE
00:05:03:10 00:05:05:00 MOST TRANSFORMATIVE THING THAT
00:05:05:00 00:05:07:04 YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR BRAIN TODAY.
00:05:07:04 00:05:08:07 YOU CAN DO IT INSIDE.
00:05:08:07 00:05:11:12 YOU CAN DO IT OUTSIDE.
00:05:11:12 00:05:13:22 BUT MOVING YOUR BODY IS
00:05:13:22 00:05:14:25 TRANSFORMATIVE BECAUSE IT HAS
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00:05:23:08 00:05:24:29 DOPAMINE AND SEROTONIN THAT
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00:05:29:15 00:05:30:09 SOMETHING EVERYBODY NEEDS.
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00:05:41:25 00:05:44:10 THAT IS CALLED THE HIPPOCAMPUS.
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00:05:46:02 00:05:47:16 BRAIN LIKE A MUSCLE, LIKE THE
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00:05:50:01 00:05:50:19 THE REST OF YOUR BODY.
00:05:50:19 00:05:52:02 THE MORE YOU WORK OUT AND THE
00:05:52:02 00:05:54:00 MORE YOU MOVE YOUR BODY, THE
00:05:54:00 00:05:56:05 STRONGER YOUR BRAIN GETS, THE
00:05:56:05 00:05:58:01 BIGGER AND FATTER THIS BRAIN
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00:06:03:26 00:06:04:18 NEURODEGENERATIVE STATES TO
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00:06:06:03 00:06:09:08 AND SO YOU ARE STAVING OFF THE
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00:06:24:07 00:06:26:12 THE CITY, AND WE TALKED A LOT
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00:06:35:15 00:06:39:00 CAN THEY DO A LITTLE BIT OF
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00:06:41:16 00:06:43:13 CAN THEY CHANGE THE BEDS?
00:06:43:13 00:06:44:20 THERE IS SO MANY THINGS YOU CAN
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00:06:47:22 00:06:50:07 YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET IN YOUR
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00:06:59:17 00:07:02:03 VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT
00:07:02:03 00:07:04:12 YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR
00:07:04:12 00:07:05:24 SENIORS NOT ONLY HAVE THAT FOOD,
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00:07:12:20 00:07:15:29 OUT, TAKE THEM OUT FOR A WALK
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00:07:17:10 00:07:17:15 CAN.
00:07:17:15 00:07:19:04 BUT VERY IMPORTANT FOR THEIR
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00:07:26:26 00:07:27:19 >> OF COURSE.
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00:07:30:10 00:07:32:12 INTERESTING AND MIGHT EVEN FEEL
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00:07:33:22 00:07:35:09 YOU, BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE SEEM
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00:07:39:00 00:07:41:12 THEY KNOW HOW TO USE THE
00:07:41:12 00:07:42:20 INTERNET, MAYBE WE CAN PLAY A
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00:07:45:00 00:07:48:10 BUT IT'S THE ACTUAL MOVEMENT OF
00:07:48:10 00:07:49:08 THE BODY THAT YOU ARE SAYING
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00:07:50:16 00:07:51:19 >> YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.
00:07:51:19 00:07:52:28 AND IT WORKS NO MATTER WHAT AGE
00:07:52:28 00:07:53:10 YOU ARE.
00:07:53:10 00:07:55:14 I HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ASK ME,
00:07:55:14 00:07:56:23 WELL, I'M 65.
00:07:56:23 00:07:59:02 IT'S TOO LATE FOR ME.
00:07:59:02 00:08:00:21 IT IS NEVER TOO LATE.
00:08:00:21 00:08:02:10 THERE ARE STUDIES THAT HAVE
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00:08:03:25 00:08:07:01 70s THAT HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED
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00:08:08:08 00:08:10:29 THREE MONTHS OF INCREASED
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00:08:11:26 00:08:13:15 JUST WALKING, YOU KNOW, KIND OF
00:08:13:15 00:08:15:09 POWER WALKING FOR THREE MONTHS,
00:08:15:09 00:08:16:23 COMPARED TO PEOPLE THAT JUST DID
00:08:16:23 00:08:20:05 STRETCHING AND TONING, THEIR
00:08:20:05 00:08:22:04 DEMENTIA SCORE SIGNIFICANTLY
00:08:22:04 00:08:23:13 DECREASED OVER THOSE THREE
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00:08:26:17 00:08:28:15 THE DEMENTIA SCORE TENDS TO, IN
00:08:28:15 00:08:32:11 ALL OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS WITH
00:08:32:11 00:08:33:01 DEMENTIA, GO UP AND UP AND UP AS
00:08:33:01 00:08:33:12 YOU AGE.
00:08:33:12 00:08:35:16 SO THIS IS SOMETHING, IT'S NOT
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00:08:41:10 00:08:43:16 >> THAT IS SOMETHING I HAVE NOT
00:08:43:16 00:08:43:26 HEARD BEFORE.
00:08:43:26 00:08:46:15 SO THAT IS INCREDIBLY UNIQUE.
00:08:46:15 00:08:51:08 I WANT TO ALSO ASK YOU SINCE YOU
00:08:51:08 00:08:52:29 ALSO ARE A PROFESSOR OF
00:08:52:29 00:08:53:18 PSYCHOLOGY, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY
00:08:53:18 00:08:54:24 IS THE BEST WAY FOR US TO
00:08:54:24 00:08:57:14 ATTEMPT TO HANDLE JUST THIS RUSH
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00:08:58:19 00:08:59:23 SO MANY PEOPLE I HAVE BEEN
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00:09:02:02 00:09:03:03 IT'S ANXIETY.
00:09:03:03 00:09:04:15 IT'S ANGER.
00:09:04:15 00:09:04:24 DEPRESSION.
00:09:04:24 00:09:06:06 ALL OF THOSE THINGS.
00:09:06:06 00:09:08:24 WHAT IS A GOOD WAY FOR US TO
00:09:08:24 00:09:11:20 START TO MANAGE THOSE EMOTIONS
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00:09:15:16 00:09:20:16 >> I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU THE
00:09:20:16 00:09:21:25 NUMBER ONE STTIP THAT CAN HELP
00:09:21:25 00:09:22:20 IMMEDIATELY, AND THAT IS SIMPLY
00:09:22:20 00:09:27:07 TAKING DEEP BREATH IN AND OUT.
00:09:27:07 00:09:27:12 WHY?
00:09:27:12 00:09:30:21 BECAUSE OUR BREATH IS CONTROLLED
00:09:30:21 00:09:33:23 BY TWO DUELING NERVOUS SYSTEMS.
00:09:33:23 00:09:36:16 ONE THAT IS ACTIVATING US TO RUN
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00:09:37:27 00:09:40:21 THAT IS CALLED THE SYMPATHETIC
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00:09:41:02 00:09:41:22 ANOTHER NERVOUS SYSTEM THAT IS
00:09:41:22 00:09:44:01 THE REST AND DIGEST AND THE
00:09:44:01 00:09:45:24 WEEKEND NERVOUS SYSTEM.
00:09:45:24 00:09:48:11 THEY ARE BOTH AFFECTING OUR
00:09:48:11 00:09:50:07 BREATHING, AND THAT STRESS
00:09:50:07 00:09:53:05 NERVOUS SYSTEM IS MAKING US
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00:09:55:23 00:09:57:24 THE BEST WAY TO COUNTER THAT IS
00:09:57:24 00:09:59:07 SIMPLY TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH
00:09:59:07 00:10:04:10 BECAUSE WE HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL
00:10:04:10 00:10:05:15 OVER THAT.
00:10:05:15 00:10:07:00 AND THAT IS -- TRY IT OUT.
00:10:07:00 00:10:09:03 IT CAN CALM YOU, EVEN IF YOU
00:10:09:03 00:10:10:17 STILL HAVE THOSE WORRIES ABOUT
00:10:10:17 00:10:12:26 WHAT THE PANDEMIC IS DOING.
00:10:12:26 00:10:17:26 IT WILL HELP THE WHOLE REST AND
00:10:17:26 00:10:18:05 K
00:10:18:05 00:10:20:14 DIGEST NERVOUS SYSTEM KICK IN
00:10:20:14 00:10:21:15 JUST BY STARTING TO BREATHE
00:10:21:15 00:10:23:05 DEEPLY AND WITH INTENTION.
00:10:23:05 00:10:25:05 SO THAT IS MY NUMBER ONE TIP.
00:10:25:05 00:10:27:19 MY NUMBER TWO TIP IS TO GET UP
00:10:27:19 00:10:29:19 AND MOVE, AND MOVE YOUR BODY,
00:10:29:19 00:10:33:00 DANCE TO YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC,
00:10:33:00 00:10:35:14 TAKE ONE OF THE FREE YOUTUBE
00:10:35:14 00:10:37:08 CLASSES THAT ARE ALL OVER THE
00:10:37:08 00:10:40:10 INTERNET AND GROWING EVERY DAY
00:10:40:10 00:10:42:20 BECAUSE EVERYBODY IS GIVING OUT
00:10:42:20 00:10:44:28 THERE OF THEIR EXERCISE
00:10:44:28 00:10:45:06 EXPERTISE.
00:10:45:06 00:10:46:08 AND SO THOSE ARE THE TWO THINGS.
00:10:46:08 00:10:48:23 BREATHE AND MOVE.
00:10:48:23 00:10:51:27 >> I FEEL LIKE THE MOST HELPFUL
00:10:51:27 00:10:53:20 THING THAT YOU SAID, AND PERHAPS
00:10:53:20 00:10:56:17 THIS JUST A ME THING, BUT
00:10:56:17 00:10:57:07 SOMETHING THAT I CAN CONTROL IS
00:10:57:07 00:10:59:07 REALLY, I THINK --
00:10:59:07 00:10:59:17 >> EXACTLY.
00:10:59:17 00:11:00:28 >> THAT'S THE BEST THING I
00:11:00:28 00:11:01:05 HEARD.
00:11:01:05 00:11:02:06 >> YES, YES, ABSOLUTELY.
00:11:02:06 00:11:04:06 AND ALL THE OTHER PARTS OF THE
00:11:04:06 00:11:05:25 NERVOUS SYSTEM THAT ARE IN THIS
00:11:05:25 00:11:08:10 BATTLE BETWEEN STRESS AND
00:11:08:10 00:11:09:14 NON-STRESS, MUCH HARDER TO
00:11:09:14 00:11:11:10 CONTROL YOUR HEART RATE.
00:11:11:10 00:11:13:04 CAN I CONTROL MY HEART RATE?
00:11:13:04 00:11:14:26 TRY REALLY HARD, YOU CAN'T.
00:11:14:26 00:11:17:20 CAN I CONTROL MY DIGESTION?
00:11:17:20 00:11:17:27 NO.
00:11:17:27 00:11:20:21 CAN I CONTROL MY REPRODUCTION?
00:11:20:21 00:11:20:26 NO.
00:11:20:26 00:11:22:03 WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL IS YOUR
00:11:22:03 00:11:22:16 BREATH.
00:11:22:16 00:11:23:12 THAT'S WHY IT'S SO POWERFUL.
00:11:23:12 00:11:25:26 >> THAT IS A REALLY, REALLY
00:11:25:26 00:11:26:14 POWERFUL THING.
00:11:26:14 00:11:28:07 I JUST WANT TO -- WE'RE RUNNING
00:11:28:07 00:11:29:10 OUT OF TIME.
00:11:29:10 00:11:31:18 I WANT TO ASK, WHAT IS IT THAT
00:11:31:18 00:11:33:14 YOU HOPE, ASIDE FROM THE HEALTH
00:11:33:14 00:11:36:09 AND WELL BEING, OF COURSE, OF
00:11:36:09 00:11:37:08 EVERYBODY AND THEIR PHYSICAL
00:11:37:08 00:11:38:12 HEALTH, BUT WHETHER IT COMES TO
00:11:38:12 00:11:40:10 OUR BRAIN, WHAT IS IT THAT YOU
00:11:40:10 00:11:42:08 WOULD HOPE THAT WE AS A COUNTRY
00:11:42:08 00:11:44:23 ARE ABLE TO TAKE AWAY FROM AND
00:11:44:23 00:11:46:20 HOW WE TREAT THIS CRUCIAL ORGAN?
00:11:46:20 00:11:47:24 >> YES.
00:11:47:24 00:11:50:13 WELL, I THINK THAT JUST
00:11:50:13 00:11:51:14 APPRECIATION OF THE POWER AND
00:11:51:14 00:11:54:00 THE BEAUTY OF OUR OWN BRAINS.
00:11:54:00 00:11:56:25 THE BRAIN IS THE MOST COMPLEX
00:11:56:25 00:11:58:09 STRUCTURE KNOWN TO HUMAN KIND,
00:11:58:09 00:11:59:28 AND WE ALL HAVE ONE.
00:11:59:28 00:12:03:25 AND IT NEEDS TO LAST A LIFETIME.
00:12:03:25 00:12:07:01 AND THAT IS WHY EXERCISE IS SO
00:12:07:01 00:12:07:12 TRANSFORMATIVE.
00:12:07:12 00:12:09:18 IT'S THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO.
00:12:09:18 00:12:09:26 IT'S FREE.
00:12:09:26 00:12:12:26 ALL YOU DO IS MOVE YOUR BODY.
00:12:12:26 00:12:14:23 IT DOESN'T REQUIRE ANY EXTRA,
00:12:14:23 00:12:17:13 YOU KNOW, FEES TO PAY.
00:12:17:13 00:12:21:23 AND I LIKE TO CALL EXERCISE THE
00:12:21:23 00:12:22:24 SUPERCHARGED 401(K) FOR YOUR
00:12:22:24 00:12:23:00 BRAIN.
00:12:23:00 00:12:25:18 EVERY TIME YOU MAKE A DEPOSIT OF
00:12:25:18 00:12:27:02 MOVEMENT, YOU ARE LITERALLY
00:12:27:02 00:12:29:13 HELPING YOUR BRAIN LAST FOR A
00:12:29:13 00:12:31:16 LONG, LONG TIME IN THE FUTURE.
00:12:31:16 00:12:40:17 STAVING OFF AGING AND
00:12:40:17 00:12:41:03 NEURODEGENERATIVE STATES.
00:12:41:03 00:12:41:22 AND IT IS POWERFUL, AND YOU CAN
00:12:41:22 00:12:42:04 DO IT RIGHT NOW.
00:12:42:04 00:12:42:23 >> LISTEN, DR. SUZUKI, I WANT TO
00:12:42:23 00:12:43:13 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME
00:12:43:13 00:12:44:29 ON THE PROGRAM AND WITH SOME
00:12:44:29 00:12:46:07 REALLY IMPORTANT HELPFUL,
00:12:46:07 00:12:48:23 POWERFUL TIPS SO THAT WE CAN GET
00:12:48:23 00:12:52:24 THROUGH THIS, I THINK, AS STRONG
00:12:52:24 00:12:53:09 AND COME OUT VIBRANT AS
00:12:53:09 00:12:53:18 EVERYBODY.
00:12:53:18 00:12:54:02 >> THANK YOU SO MUCH.
00:12:54:02 00:12:54:02 >> THANK YOU.

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