Take Your Brain for a Walk (or let your brain take you for a walk)
On Tuesday 26th May, Selwyn Community Education hosted movement neuro-scientist, Dr Jim Stinear, for an excellent Think Talk on the topic of exercise and the brain.
Highlights of the talk:
- Recent research: in the last decade it has become evident that physical activity plays a huge role in brain health.
- Blood flow: Cardio exercise sends freshly oxygenated blood into the brain, nourishing the brain cells and keeping them healthy.
- Use it or lose it: Without exercise, brain cells are not fully nourished. Impact: reduced ability to make decisions, to plan, and remember things. As the brain becomes less active, it works less and less well.
- New brain cells: Research has shown that exercise may actually help replace damaged brain cells, and helps keep the cells that do not regenerate, healthy and functioning at their best.
- Get moving: Dr Stinear wants to inspire people to move their bodies for the health of their brain, and inform people that ‘exercise’ doesn’t mean going to the gym for hours.
- 150: Around 150 minutes every week is the recommended amount, which can be broken up into smaller amounts throughout the week.
If you would like to be kept informed of upcoming Think Talks, telephone us on 5219623 or send us an email.
Accounting - The Balance Sheet Explained
If you are in business you need to understand the signals that your balance sheet sends out to bankers, creditors and investors. If you are a creditor or investor, you need to know what to look for.
And why does the Profit and Loss Statement attract so much attention? We identify financial trends and their consequences - we look at cash flows, profit margins, inventory maintenance, break-even volumes and expense management.
This class is not about preparing a balance sheet; it's about reading one. Starts 9 June with Bill Ferguson.
DLSR Photography - The Next Level
Course content includes getting to try different lenses - macro, wide, telephoto and accessories – ND and polariser filters. Practical setups for still life - flowers, food and more. One session on taking portraits – composition and lighting. One night photo field trip and one Saturday morning for landscape photos. There will be weekly fun projects and a final best photos presentation. Starts 8 June with Ian Eng.
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Our latest blog is about upcoming Gluten-Free Cooking course with Karin Puttner. Read it here.