Professor of the Practice of Law University of Denver Sturm College of Law

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Exercise & Omega-3s

Sometimes we avoid exercise when we are sore from a prior workout.  Recovery from exercise makes it easier to be active more regularly. Researchers gave

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Energy Drinks & Your Heart

This Valentine’s Day week we focus on the heart. Energy drinks may boost performance, but recent research suggests they have a negative impact on the

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Aches, Pains, and Thinking

A sore neck, back pain, or a headache might impair your cognition. Recent research examined the association between everyday pain and working memory performance in

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Cannabis & Cognition

Marijuana is legal for recreational use in 15 states and Washington, D.C.  A scarcity of cannabis research has made potential harm difficult to assess, but

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High Fat Diet & Mental Fatigue

Mental fatigue occurs when you spend sustained attention on demanding cognitive tasks.  Mental fatigue can cause attention and efficiency declines, slower reaction times, and poorer

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The Problem with Cheat Days

Cheat days that include foods prevalent in the Western Diet can diminish the cognitive benefits of the Mediterranean Diet.  A recent study involving 5001 Chicago

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Habit Stacking

Habit Stacking is adding a new habit right before or after a fully integrated habit.  For example: Add a gratitude reflection or squats while you

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Laughter & Endorphins

It’s the holiday season and we are socially isolated due to the pandemic, yet we need social support to thrive. Endorphins are neurotransmitters that make

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