Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Strengthen your brain before and after concussion

Strengthen your brain before and after concussion

Post concussion has traditionally been a frustrating time for any athlete. Basically a recommendation of rest and no brain stimulation (video games, reading, TV, etc. . . ) until the athlete is cleared. And even then, step two is light aerobic exercise such as walking or stationary cycling, no resistance training or weight lifting.(1) For any competitive athlete, sitting around is paramount to torture. And often this can last up to 3 weeks post injury. Well, here’s some research from the Journal of Neurotrauma(2) that you can do to help strengthen your brain and speed your return to sport. It’s really quite simple. Supplement with omega 3, or as the researchers call it docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Typical recommendations...Read More
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