The Foot-Jaw Connection in Gait

by Monika Volkmar

I quite enjoyed Monika's breakdown of the this head to toe connection! How stress affects your brain - Madhumita Murgia

Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes.

TED-ED: How Do Lungs Work? - Emma Bryce

Take a journey into the lungs to see how the respiratory system and automatic nervous system work together to keep us alive and breathing.


Bone, not adrenaline, drives fight or flight response

by Columbia University Irving Medical Center
"The research revealed that the skeleton releases osteocalcin, which travels through the bloodstream to affect the functions of the biology of the pancreas, the brain, muscles, and other organs.

A series of studies since then have shown that osteocalcin helps regulate metabolism by increasing the ability of cells to take in glucose, improves memory, and helps animals run faster with greater endurance."

Muscle Pain: It May Actually Be Your Fascia

by John Hopkins Medicine
"Fascia is a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place. The tissue does more than provide internal structure; fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. When stressed, it tightens up."

Does Stretching increase flexibility?

by Tia Ghose
"...making a habit of stretching will not create a sustained lengthening of the muscle or fibers. Muscle tissue attaches at fixed points in the bone, so the entire muscle complex can't get permanently longer. And if one likens muscle tissue to a rubber band, it would not be a good thing for the muscle to get permanently stretched out, as that would mean a decrease in its elasticity."

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