| Ep 647 – How Exercise Changes Your Brain

Author / John

1 Hour 8 Minute Listen

Discover the link between exercise, optimism, and other qualities like empathy and resilience.

Power Athlete likes to break a mental sweat too. Tex is joined by researchers Jim Davis and Max Newlon to find a link between exercise, optimism, and other real human qualities like empathy and resilience.

From an evolutionary perspective, exercise tricks the brain into trying to maintain itself for survival despite the hormonal cues that it is aging, so it’s easy to assume the brain benefits; but this Harvard educated crew connects the dots on what happens in the brain that optimizes human potential with intelligent training… like that of Power Athlete’s programs 😉

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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