Radical Reorienting: Body & Brain
Intersecting neuroscience and exercise science for body and brain health and wellbeing
Radical Reorienting is a body & brain health podcast for adults of all ages, and health and wellbeing professionals.
It’s where neuroscience and psychology intersect with sports and exercise science to ensure better health and wellbeing outcomes, and prevent or minimise less favourable ones.
Together, they will help you realign with the needs and demands of your body and brain as they strive to keep you in good shape and optimal health.
We hope you’ll be inspired to make one or two radical-effect changes in your thinking and behaviour towards self-nurturing for immediate and longer-term health and happiness.
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#1: Optimal Hydration for Body and Brain
The subject of this episode is HYRDRATION. Why is staying hydrated important for body and brain? What are the cumulative effects of chronic under-hydration? What can we do right away to restore the body and brain to a state of better hydration? We’ll throw in a fair few practical tips alongside the research evidence to help you on your way.
#2: Optimal Movement for Body and Brain
In this Episode #2 of Radical Reorienting we delve into the topic of OPTIMAL MOVEMENT for body and brain health.
Daryl Richards defines optimal movement as being able to “move well enough to do what you want and need to do without any pain or compensation.” He uncovers the importance of joint and spinal mobility for long-term health and wellbeing, and brings his vast experience to the discussion on types of movement and tips for exercising regularly. Melanie explains the significance of movement and exercise in activating and maintaining brain plasticity, with positive outcomes for memory retention and recall, enhanced ability for new learning, increasing attention span, and enabling creative thinking.
#3: Optimal Sleep for Body and Brain
In this episode, Melanie Flory, founder of MindRheo, and Daryl Richards, founder of DBR Training, discuss some of the latest research on why we sleep , how much sleep is essential for maintaining and improving body and brain health, and what happens when we are sleep deficient.
The growing body of scientific evidence affirms that sleep is essential for physical, mental and psychological health, and that sleep deficiency compromises overall health and wellbeing.
Optimal quantity and quality of sleep is vital for brain development, energy conservation, daily removal of neurotoxins from the brain, modulation of immune response, memory retention and recall, alertness, protection against disease and even emotional intelligence! The list is long and varied.
If you’re not getting a good night’s sleep 9 times out of 10, this podcast is for you.
Enjoy! Don’t forget to subscribe and give the show a good rating. 😉
Disclaimer: This podcast series is not intended to replace or be a substitute for medical advice. Listeners should consult their GP in matters relating to their physical and mental health, and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.
#4: Meditation for Body and Brain Health
In this Episode #4 of Radical Reorienting we delve into the topic of MEDITATION for body and brain health.
Sakyong Mipham: “The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.”
In this episode Daryl and I have a go at toppling a few unfounded negative attitudes and beliefs about mediation. We share our personal and professional experience with it. We talk about the value of meditation in addressing two of the biggest challenges and ailments of the 21st century experienced across all age groups – anxiety and distractibility.
We invite you to email us with your ideas about collaborating, developing and delivering mindfulness-based programmes to reduce the debilitating effects of these global maladies.
MindRheo: Inside Stories
MindRheo: Inside Stories is a podcast series featuring guests that span a variety of backgrounds and professions, frames of reference, specialist knowledge, experience and expertise.
Not all of our guests are globally recognised household names. Each one however, is hand-picked because they are leading-edge thinkers and achievers who are happy to discuss the realising of their own dreams and aspirations. In listening to their account we hope that you will be inspired to ideas, reflections and actions that in one way or another assist you in unfolding and expanding potentialities and capabilities of your own.
If you’ve enjoyed listening to any of these conversations and personal reflections, please share them with significant others in your life.
Best wishes from the Team@MindRheo
#1: Saimir Pirgu: Inside the Mind of an Operatic Prodigy
Acclaimed by audiences and critics around the world, Saimir Pirgu is a world-renowned tenor whose performances range from Macduff in Macbeth of Verdi acclaim, to Roméo in Charles-François Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. Saimir has performed in almost all of the most important opera houses around the world.
As you listen to the interview, you will detect that Saimir is on a path of continuous improvement. He is appreciative of his current achievements and abilities, but he has an eagerness, and sometimes even displays impatience, in relation to moving-on to the next phase or level. Read the full story here.
It’s a pleasure to share this with you all. I’ve learnt so much myself. Enjoy!