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Greetings, my dear value seeker. I shall try to shed some light on subjects at regular intervals. These topics will be driven according to your questions and comments.

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Spontaneous Physical Activity and the Immune System

By Dirk Cassiers | Nov 30, 2022 | 0 Comments
Dishes

Spontaneous Physical Activity (SPA) and the Immune System (IS) Within Salutogenese medicine, it states the following: “In any disease, movement is always part of the solution.” Leonardo Da Vinci goes one step further: “Movement is the cause of all life.” The above has long been known and is increasingly substantiated by scientists. I made a …

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How Exercise Can Help You Master New Skills

By Dirk Cassiers | Nov 21, 2022 | 0 Comments
Exercices memory

Can you improve your body’s ability to remember by making it move? That rather odd-seeming question stimulated researchers at the University of Copenhagen to undertake a reverberant new examination of just how the body creates specific muscle memories and what role, if any, exercise plays in the process. To do so, they first asked a …

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Why is change so hard?

By Dirk Cassiers | Oct 24, 2022 | 0 Comments
Change Management

Behaviour change is hard. Anyone who has ever tried to stick to their New Year’s resolutions knows how difficult it is. 25% give up within a week. The chance of sustainable change is 20% at most. That means 80% of us will never change. Why is change so hard? Change is hard because it takes …

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These ten signs indicate a lack of energy

By Dirk Cassiers | Sep 24, 2022 | 0 Comments
Tired in the Office

The risk of having an accident in traffic is four times higher when the driver is tired, according to the SWOV (Foundation for Scientific Research on Road Safety). This applies to both long and short distances. Because we soon perform less with a lack of energy. You can think of having sufficient energy as the …

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Positive influence on cognitive ability through Gaming

By Dirk Cassiers | Sep 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
VR Gaming

Positive influence on cognitive ability and outlet for negative feelings Researchers disprove persistent statements about gaming. Gone are the days when video gaming was seen as a health hazard. Numerous studies show that gaming has many benefits for humans. Article from De Morgen by Monique Siemsen – September 6 -2022 Thirty years ago, it was …

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Five of the Best Exercises

By Dirk Cassiers | Aug 31, 2022 | 0 Comments
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Meditation lessons by Steven Laureys

By Dirk Cassiers | Jul 22, 2022 | 0 Comments
Meditation

Meditation lessons from neurologist Steven Laureys: ‘Already after 8 weeks, differences appear in your brains’. (from De morgen.be dd 2022-07-22) Steven Laureys – MD PhD FEAN Passionate about understanding and caring for the human mind.   Although mindfulness shakes off the image of ‘woolly stuff’, the threshold remains high. Nowhere for necessary, thinks Steven Laureys. …

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The (basic) physiology of static stretching

By Dirk Cassiers | Jul 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Stretching

The (basic) physiology of static stretching     Within Eastern movement theory, we identify five different states of the muscles: Contraction Relaxation Stretching Releasing Loosening – Prepare Contraction In the article “The (basic) physiology of static stretching” from ACRO Physical Therapy & Fitness institute, the advantages and disadvantages of stretching are clearly described. Within Tai …

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How to Map Your Own Nervous System

By Dirk Cassiers | Jun 20, 2022 | 0 Comments
PolyVagal Chart

The Polyvagal Theory With anxiety, depression, and stress on the climb, have you ever wondered how you could understand your reactions to life’s challenges and stressors? Or maybe you wondered how you could become more resilient? Did you know that you can map your own nervous system? This powerful tool can help you shift the …

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Fascia the biological spandex

By Dirk Cassiers | Jun 9, 2022 | 0 Comments
Fasciae

It is everywhere in your body, but what is ‘fascia‘? Discover the biological spandex that helps determine your health. We are wrapped up in it, but science has long ignored fascia, the connective tissue around organs and muscles. Now it is discovering how this ‘biological spandex’ affects our health, from chronic pain to immune and …

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