Exercise Affects the Brain on Multiple Fronts

Exercise Affects the Brain on Multiple Fronts

It increases heart rate, which pumps more oxygen to the brain. It also aids the bodily release of a plethora of hormones, all of which participate in aiding and providing a nourishing environment for the growth of brain cells. Exercise stimulates the brain plasticity...

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Why We Stop Playing As We Get Older?

Why We Stop Playing As We Get Older?

We know that children benefit from play. They learn about the world, engage with each other, as well as getting moving and active in their environments.  Play is no different for older people, who also can benefit from social connectedness, exercise, and using their...

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Why Do We Stop Playing as We Get Older?

Why Do We Stop Playing as We Get Older?

AGELESS GRACE BRAIN HEALTH FITNESS PROGRAMME We know that children benefit from play. They learn about the world, engage with each other, as well as getting moving and active in their environments.  Play is no different for older people, who also can benefit from...

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Ballerinas, tightrope walkers, ice skaters…they seem to have such poise and a natural balance that most of us do not possess. But I want to share a secret with you today. Balance comes from lots and lots of practice. Which shows us that while our balance can worsen...

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The Brain & Nervous System

The Brain & Nervous System

How do you remember the way to your friend’s house? Why do your eyes blink without you ever thinking about it? Where do your dreams come from? Your brain is in charge of these things and a lot more... in fact, your brain is the boss of your body. It runs the show and...

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Body & Movement

Body & Movement

Your body is a complex and beautifully designed system that can become your greatest tool towards a healthy and happy life. Keeping it strong and able is key in staying youthful and preventing stress, injury, chronic disease, and many other issues down the road....

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10 ways to love your brain

10 ways to love your brain

1) Good Brain Diet Eat a balanced diet that is higher in vegetables, to help reduce the risk of cognitive decline. 2) Reduce Negative Thoughts Your mind is always eavesdropping on your self-talk, so keep it empowering and positive! 3) Exercise Engage in regular...

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Seated vs Standing Exercises

Seated vs Standing Exercises

Is execution of the overhead press, biceps curl, bent-over row and other exercises more effective in the seated or standing position? If you closely examine what is being promoted in many popular fitness magazines the answer seems to be the seated position. For...

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What is Neuroplasticity?

What is Neuroplasticity?

Making Connections Within your brain, nerve cells called neurons signal to each other forming connections that enable everything from bodily movements to thoughts and emotions.  These networks are ‘roads’ of sorts and the more often they are used, the more established...

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Exercise Keeps the Mind Active in over 50s

Exercise Keeps the Mind Active in over 50s

Recently a study was conducted that revealed in order for people above the age of 50 to keep their mind active and sharp, they should do moderate exercises. Both thinking and memory skills improved when people exercised, more specifically the heart and muscles,...

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Ageless Grace & Children

Ageless Grace & Children

Respond. React. Recover – The fundamentals of lifelong comfort and ease. The use of natural and organic movement focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind and encompass the three Rs of life. An essential component in aging elderly individuals, the simple and...

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Workshop & Certification Course Calendar

Workshop & Certification Course Calendar

Personal Practice Workshop Cape Town Saturday – 20 May 2017 Saturday – 22 July 2017 Saturday – 17 September 2017 Where: Pinelands Library, Activities Room, Howard Centre, Pinealnds Time/Duration: 10:30 – 14.30 (4 hours) Professional Education Certification Course Cape...

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Lionesses of Africa Blog Feature

Lionesses of Africa Blog Feature

  The Lionesses of Africa is an online community for Africa’s women entrepreneurs, by women entrepreneurs. The online community provides a platform for like-minded women to share stories, knowledge, experiences, and most importantly inspire one another to reach...

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5 Ways To Improve Your Body-Mind Connection

5 Ways To Improve Your Body-Mind Connection

The inextricable body-mind relationship is a diversely complex one. This relationship is most noticeable in our physical reactions to our thoughts i.e goosebumps when feeling afraid. The cause-and-effect relationship is not necessarily to say that illness is ‘caused’...

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Ageless Grace – A New Way To Exercise

Ageless Grace – A New Way To Exercise

Ageless Grace – A New Way To Exercise As appeared in the November issue of Natural Medicine An unconventional and innovative programme designed for all ages and abilities, the Ageless Grace form of exercise is based on the science of neuroplasticity – the ability of...

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Upcoming Event

Upcoming Event

With Ageless Grace fast becoming one of the most popular holistic exercise regimes globally, now is the time to become certified and expand your repertoire of knowledge and skills. Professional Certification To Teach Cape Town 29 & 30 October 2016 12.5 Hour...

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The Best Recommended Anti Aging Exercises

The Best Recommended Anti Aging Exercises

Aging gracefully is not all about grey hair, wrinkles and fine lines – it is about staying fit, both internally and externally. A sedentary person reaches their peak muscle muscle at the age of 20, from which the decline starts, however if you ever remain active...

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An Active Body, An Active Mind

An Active Body, An Active Mind

When we start a fitness programme, we ONLY tend to think of the physical benefits. However what we don’t realise is that one of the major benefits is the health of your brain. Think of it like this: Have you ever stopped working out – due to injury, illness or travel?...

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5 Simple Exercises You Can Do While Sitting

5 Simple Exercises You Can Do While Sitting

Whether injured or spending loads of time in a office – you do not have to give up on your workout! We have come up with 5 sneaky and simple exercises that offer a full body workout. Safety precaution: Pay attention to your body during the movements — if anything...

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Brain Food

Brain Food

Your brain is your body’s engine room – it takes care of your thoughts, movements, breathing, heartbeat and sense. It works hard to keep you going ALL the time, even while you are asleep. This naturally means that your brain requires a constant supply of fuel, which...

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Why Stretching Is Good For You

Why Stretching Is Good For You

Whether you work out often, or only once or twice a week, stretching is a vital part of a healthy and balanced life. It’s easy to forget to stretch, though – You can easily overlook this activity, as the results are not often as visible as building muscle or losing...

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Give Your Body A Boost With These 5 Tips

Give Your Body A Boost With These 5 Tips

As we get older, our body and mind changes; we can sometimes feel sluggish and without energy. During these times it is not always encouraged to go to bed, as our bodies slow down majorly when we sleep. Rather look at these five easy tips to re-energise yourself....

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Top Tips To Keeping Fit

Top Tips To Keeping Fit

Exercise And Diet It is a commonly accepted fact that one's diet accounts for 80 percent of weight loss and maintenance goals. As such, every exercise regime has to be accompanied by a healthy diet and eating plan. Just because a person exercises stringently every...

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5 Mental Benefits of Physical Exercise

5 Mental Benefits of Physical Exercise

The leap toward physical exercise may not be everyone’s idea of fun, and the idea of strenuous activity is on its own a reason to avoid it completely. We all, however, know that being physically active is good for our bodies, but it is proven that our physical and...

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Ageless Grace Personal Practice Seminar

Ageless Grace Personal Practice Seminar

Did you know that with 1 simple fitness programme you can improve your mental and physical well-being at the same time? With Ageless Grace Anti Aging fitness programme, this is EXACTLY what we do! The Anti Aging fitness programme by Ageless Grace activates all five...

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Refirement Story: Deborah Nicholls

Refirement Story: Deborah Nicholls

It’s never too late to begin! It’s never too early to start! Our bodies are designed to move. Challenge yourself: your brain loves novelty and remember to keep moving! The Ageless Grace Anti-Ageing Exercise programme, based on Neuroplasticity science, builds a bridge...

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Nurture your MIND and your BODY

Nurture your MIND and your BODY

Nurture Your Mind AND Your Body A guest post from Dr. Sarah McKay, Founder of the Neuroscience Academy body whispererThe Body Whisperer ‘They could see into the creature’s soul and sooth the wounds they found there.’ Nicholas Evans, The Horse Whisperer The horse...

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Exercise & Dementia

Exercise & Dementia

1Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. eahlskog@mayo.eduAbstractA rapidly growing literature strongly suggests that exercise, specifically aerobic exercise, may attenuate cognitive impairment and reduce dementia risk. We used PubMed (keywords...

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Neuroplasticity & Ageless Grace

Neuroplasticity & Ageless Grace

Neuroplasticity, Brain Plasticity, Neuro Genesis, Synaptic Density...proof that no matter what age we are...WE CAN DEVELOP OUR BRAINS! With this education of Brain development coupled with Body & System development and the new research on how Music affects the...

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