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Never Leave the Playground: Stephen Jepson and Growing Bolder
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of Healthcare Victoria

Healthcare Victoria, November 15, 2013
Posted: December 28th, 2014

I think we humans are born to move, says Stephen Jepson, a Florida-based exercise innovator who has developed a fun, fast, easy, and supercharged method to develop new brain cells. Think about it, says Jepson, When did we humans begin to become hunter-gatherers? Nearly two million years ago. When did we quit being hunter gatherers? Only 11,000 years ago, when humans developed agriculture. So, for this huge amount of time in our history, humans evolved to be hunter-gatherers. All that time we were barefoot, according to Jepson. We were very careful where we placed our feet, he says. How many times will a child, barefoot out in the garden, accidentally step on and get stung by a honey bee? Probably only once. The 72-year-olds program, Never Leave the Playground, is showing people its never too late to improve their balance, energy and health. He believes his activities just may ward off brain diseases, such as dementia or Alzheimers, and can prevent one of the most serious threats to older people falls. People believe exercise is strenuous but my method is neither arduous nor boring, says Jepson. Instead, I focus on movements and games, many similar to those children play on the playground. The movements he teaches promote balance and dexterity which prevents falls and increase eye hand coordination. If you can do only one thing for your health make it to be physically active. Movement makes us smarter.

Note: Don't miss the inspiring seven minute video of Stephen showing great ways to play for health and longevity.

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