Are We Born or Made?

by Paul Taylor |  Date Released : 02 Mar 2010

  • Innate traits
  • All human beings have a pre-disposition for sugary and fatty foods
  • Things that drive the pleasure centers in the brain
  • The power of the environment
  • The brain is an historical organ, shaped by our experiences and environment
  • The brain is a simulator Models of the world
  • Negativity bias
  • Shifting perspective
  • We can’t change anybody
  • Asking the right questions
  • Telling is dead long live self-determination
  • Being ready to change
  • Ambivalence to change within the brain
  • The neuro-biology of addiction
  • The reward pathway Anticipation
  • Dopamine’s role in reward
  • Self-esteem and addiction Emotional eating
  • Finding the trigger Exercise for fear and anxiety
  • The right type of exercise for stress and anxiety
  • The extent of plasticity in the brain

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Paul Taylor

About the author: Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor is an accredited and practicing Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist and Personal Trainer. He is Director of the Personal Training Academy (an Australian company that runs certification courses for Personal Trainers), a University lecturer in Exercise Science and a presenter at the annual Australian Fitness Industry Expo. He is also a radio presenter and corporate speaker, whose expertise and passion involves anything to do with health, fitness and well being, particularly in the areas of longevity, stress and energy management. Paul has a proven track record in leadership, management and dealing in high-pressure situations, through his roles as an Airborne Anti-submarine Warfare Officer and a Helicopter Search-And-Rescue Crew Member with the Royal Navy.

Qualifications: MSc Sports Science; MSc Human Nutrition; BSc Hons; ACSM Certified Health & Fitness Instructor; Cert IV Master Trainer; Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment

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