Category: Dr. Michelle Scholten’s Blog

Feel better and think more clearly with regular aerobic exercise for improved brain health.

Not only is aerobic exercise beneficial for the heart; it’s also great for our brain health, and the overall benefits to our performance and well being are many. Numerous studies suggest aerobic exercise improves cognition or ‘thinking skills’ in humans.   A new study published in the respected scientific journal Neurology provides evidence that aerobic workouts improve cognition…
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Your child’s social skills are more important than academic learning in early childhood and Kindergarten.

Parents…..Put away the flashcards….. Parents of young children tend to worry more about academic performance in literacy; reading and numeracy or numbers than they perhaps need to. Experts are telling us that development of the right side of the brain in the first years of life is the most important priority; this means bonding and…
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Is Too Much Screen Time Bad for Kids?

Screen time refers to the total time spent in front of a digital screen; be it an iPad, an iPhone, TV, or the home computer or play-station. 72% of parents reportedly claim their children are spending 2 hours or more in front of the screen per day. The problems with screens: LED lights in computer…
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Neuroplasticity, Social Media Addiction and Your Brain.

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to change itself according to its environment. This means we can adapt, learn and improve our brain function with specific brain exercise and stimulation of weakened or underdeveloped areas. This is great news when we want to enhance our thinking, movement, learning and quality of life. Well, this is great…
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Let’s talk about children’s health

Let’s talk with Dr Michelle Scholten about the importance of Children’s health and Outdoor Play. Changes in current society are affecting childhood experiences. Time for outdoor play is diminishing, contributing to more sedentary lifestyles, disconnected from the natural world. Recognising the importance of outdoor play for young children’s healthy growth, is vital. The importance of play…
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Neuroplasticity-What is it?

NEUROPLASTICITY: What is it? Neuroplasticity is a “buzzword’ often passed around amongst psychologists and neuroscientists and health care professionals like Chiropractors to describe the brain’s ability to be changed. That is; you are not stuck with the brain that you were born with, and the brain can be changed to help overcome limiting conditions that…
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Scoliosis in Children: A Spinal Health Check Can Give Your Children a Head Start

Lets talk about Scoliosis………… No one has a completely straight spine, but nearly 3 out of every 100 people have what is known as scoliosis ­ an ‘S-shaped’ curvature of the spine. Usually, this curvature isn’t a problem, but for some, the curve gets worse over time and can cause discomfort and problems with breathing…
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