Dr. Jennifer Etnier: The Cognitive Benefits Of Physical Activity (And How To Coach Kids The Right Way)

Dr. Jennifer Etnier is a researcher at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

In this show, you will enjoy some awesome insights on the connection between exercise and brain health and preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Etnier is the principal investigator of the Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease 2 study at UNCG and is the author of two books, Coaching for the Love of the Game, and Bring Your ‘A’ Game targeting adolescent athletes. If you can achieve the primary objective of walking frequently every day, you are going to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. There are immediate benefits to exercise of all kinds on brain function, so you get the best of both worlds with an instant boost in cognitive function and long-term disease prevention. Parents will enjoy ideas that encourage emphasizing improvement over winning, and ways to balance the competitive experience so everyone benefits. 

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About Jennifer Etnier

Effects of an aerobic fitness test on short- and long-term memory in elementary-aged children 

The Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease (PAAD) Study: Cognitive outcomes

Coaching for the Love of the Game by Jennifer L. Etnier, Ph.D. Official Trailer

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