Exercise both body and mind with a different kind of cross-training
ALEX HUTCHINSON, Globe and Mail (snipped)
Physical exercise is good for you, and so is mental exercise. But what happens when you mix the two?
Researchers at Queen’s University (Dr. Michael Tschakovsky and Jeremy Walsh, PhD Candidate) are exploring a novel hypothesis about the potent synergies that result from performing physical and cognitive training sessions back-to-back. Preliminary evidence suggests that this one-two punch delivers a greater dose of brain-enhancing chemicals than doing the same exercises at different times of day, lending new support to the old idea that a healthy mind and a healthy body go hand-in-hand.