player-header-allina

Exercise and the Brain

Gail Ericson, PT, MS - Speaker Bio
Gail Ericson, PT, MS is a physical therapist with the Penny George Institute's LiveWell® Fitness Center. She enjoys working with a clients seeking services for a variety of reasons. They may be recovering from cancer, transitioning from clinical therapy to community-based exercise, or seeking a more active lifestyle. Ericson is a past marathoner who now enjoys yoga, strength training, and a multitude of summer and winter activities.

Learn more about Gail Ericson, PT, MS
  • Topic Info:Just like the rest of your body, your brain needs the right food and exercise to perform well. Studies show a strong link between regular exercise and a boost in verbal memory and learning.

    In this segment, Gail Ericson, physical therapist with the Penny George Institute's LiveWell® Fitness Center, joins the show to give great advice on how exercise can improve brain function, and possibly even ward off diseases such as Alzheimer's, depression and many others.