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Mar. 12, 2020 – Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that’s a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.~ Rob Reiner Exercise has been shown to protect against cognitive decline,
Mar 5, 2020 – We turn the clocks ahead on Saturday night to begin Daylight Saving Time. Time-shifting can be a grind and it has been shown to impair our health. There is an upside, more time to spend in nature. Metadata research synthesizing 143 studies of over 290 million
Feb 27, 2020 – We all harbor an inner critic. Negative self-talk and self-criticism can impair our confidence and self-esteem. It can also lead to imposter syndrome, where we doubt our expertise or competence. A recent study revealed that practicing self-compassion decreases the stress response and lowers heart rate. Researchers
2-20-20 – A new study has revealed that consumption of the Mediterranean Diet (MedDiet) promotes healthier aging by improving brain function and reducing frailty. Aging results in inflammation and deterioration of body functions, which contribute to frailty. Researchers found that consuming the MedDiet for a year reduced frailty and improved
Feb 13, 2020 – It’s the day before Valentine’s Day, and candy is everywhere, nearly impossible to avoid for a sugar addict like me. A new study demonstrates that exercise can protect against overeating. Researchers from the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) at Drexel University found
Feb 6, 2020 Four of the six primary human emotions initiate the fight-or-flight stress response: fear, anger, sadness, and disgust. Anxiety involves fear of anticipated negative circumstances. Many current treatments for anxiety are ineffective or result in negative side effects. Anxiety triggers the stress response, which impairs our brain, as
Jan 30, 2020 – If you participated in Dry January, you were alcohol fasting. That may have reset your dopamine system. The dopamine system was meant to drive eating and procreation to ensure survival. When we overindulge in alcohol, comfort food, technology, or other substances or activities of abuse, our
Jan 16, 2020 – Exercise improves brain health in three important ways, it: increases blood flow (which improves the distribution of nutrients and the elimination of waste); raises important neurotransmitter levels (serotonin influences mood; norepinephrine impacts motivation; and dopamine improves satisfaction); and produces the brain cell building block Brain Derived
Jan 9, 2020 – Sleep deprivation causes cognitive decline including impaired attention, working memory, executive function, and logical reasoning ability. Getting inadequate sleep also accelerates the aging process. A study on the sleep quality and brain atrophy of 147 middle-aged adults found that poor sleep quality was correlated with reduced
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