Interval Training for Brain Health at Any Age

High Intensity Interval Training: a well-ageing strategy for enduring brain health Two key attributes of a healthy brain are good blood circulation and abundance of naturally created brain derived neurotrophic factor (bdnf), a growth hormone for the brain and other nerve cells. Aerobic exercise is the most powerful tool in your wellness toolkit for creating both. The idea behind High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is to amp up the results of your aerobic exercise practice. […]

Domains of Wellness Series – Restoration

So, by now you know that JansenFit Coaching is built around Body health, Mind health and Spirit Health, each being essential to Wellness. That’s essential, as in not optional. Much as our physical & mental health can be described along a continuum from say, very unhealthy to very healthy, so too, can our spiritual condition. Most of us understand the consequences of letting our physical or mental health go untended, but are we equally cognizant […]

Does Your Doctor Share Your Goals?

When it comes to your health and wellness, it’s vital that you and your health care provider are driving towards the same goal. Get clear with yourself and with your doctor. Remember, doctors are limited by their available information. Most pathologies have optional treatment strategies from which to choose, but if the prescriber doesn’t know the goal, realizing that goal is no more than a game of chance. A client of mine, Sam, complained to […]

Domains of Wellness Series: Your Movement Plan

My sister Karen says, “movement is better than no movement” and she is absolutely right! The best exercise is not the one that burns the most calories in the least amount of time, nor is it the one that sustains activity for the longest period, the one that causes the most/least sweat, highest/lowest impact, uses heaviest/lightest weights – it is none of those and it is all of those. Most important though, the best exercise […]

Domains of Wellness Series – Movement

Exercising Our Bodies & Our Brains The Body Brain Connection The ideal exercise strategy for well-ageing includes components of strength training, aerobics, balance, and flexibility combined with mental stimulation.  We want to shore up the quantity and quality of our body systems: our bones, our skeletal muscles, our nerve cells, circulation and metabolism, because these systems work together to keep us safe from catastrophic falls and broken bones, prevent serious loss of cognition and memory, […]