Episode 140

The Brain-Boosting Benefits of Exercise with Ryan Glatt

With Ryan Glatt

Exercise is a non-negotiable part of good health, but that doesn’t have to mean logging hours at the gym or forcing yourself to go on a run.

There are so many benefits of movement that go far beyond the cardiovascular effects and weight management that are so often the focus of exercise. It’s actually an essential piece to maintaining prime cognitive function throughout life.

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I talk to Ryan Glatt about the benefits of exercise for brain health. We discuss why enjoyment is key when it comes to exercise, and how to create a brain-healthy exercise program. 

For more on Ryan Glatt, you can follow him on Instagram @glatt.brainhealth, on Facebook @somatiqhealth, and through his website Ryanglatt.com.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Why exercise is so important and how it impacts the brain
  2. How exercise decreases our chance of cognitive decline
    (12:30 )
  3. Why enjoyment matters when it comes to exercise
    (16:55 )
  4. How short bouts of exercise increase executive function
  5. The optimal amount of time and intensity you should exercise every week 
  6. What role exercise can play during a pandemic
    (35:13 )
  7. The three macronutrient ingredients in a brain-healthy exercise plan
  8. The benefits of combining exercise with cognitive challenges
  9. Three phases of skill learning and why beginners win
  10. Where to learn more about Ryan


Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.

Dhru Purohit is also a serial entrepreneur and investor in the health and wellness industry.

Ryan Glatt

Ryan Glatt is a personal trainer and brain-health coach with over a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry. He currently works alongside clinicians and researchers to study the effects of cognitively-enhanced and comprehensive exercise plans at the Pacific Brain Health Center in Santa Monica, California.

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