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There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. This is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep, to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. This is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep, to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

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Why Salute to the Sun Beats Aerobic Exercise Pants Down

Why Salute to the Sun Beats Aerobic Exercise Pants Down

Practising yoga regularly as a lifestyle intervention reduces the harmful effects of stress and inflammation and can slow down the pace of aging. A single session of Hatha Yoga compared to 20 minutes on a treadmill showed a significant improvement in speed and accuracy of working memory, improving a person’s ability to take in and retain useful new information compared to the aerobic group.

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Adapting to Change: How to Build Greater Resilience

Adapting to Change: How to Build Greater Resilience

Adapting to change is something that’s always been inherently useful to us as humans and our adaptive nature has meant we’ve been able to survive changes to our circumstances or environment.

And that’s good because our resilience is an indicator of that adaptiveness.

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How to Minimise Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

How to Minimise Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Lifestyle measures as outlined by the WHO Guidelines and multi-domain studies including FINGER enable each and every one of us to adopt healthier lifestyles as found in NAMES3© that can assist in reducing potential inflammation and keep us cognitively intact.

Brain healthy lifestyle initiatives for every age include:

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The single most effective way proven to boost brain power

The single most effective way proven to boost brain power

Exercise matters because your level of physical activity at every age will have an impact on your future cognitive ability. Kids who exercise regularly do better in the class room and young adults with a higher level of cardio fitness have been shown to have better cognitive function with faster speed of mental processing and verbal memory when they reach midlife (age 43- 55).

How this works is that exercise modulates our genes leading to structural and functional changes in the brain, protecting us from neurodegeneration or cognitive decline.

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How Being Mindful Helps You Better Manage Anxiety and Depression

How Being Mindful Helps You Better Manage Anxiety and Depression

Mindfulness meditation has been used as a tool to manage symptoms of anxiety for many years. Now the science is catching up to verify not only that it works, but also how mindfulness impacts and changes the brain.

This is important because high levels of stress, anxiety and depression are major health issues. The prevalence of mental illness has increased by one third in the last decade, and it’s not just due to too much tea or coffee.

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Is This Deficiency Making It Harder for You to Think?

Is This Deficiency Making It Harder for You to Think?

Lack of sleep is a global pandemic affecting around one third of all adults and two thirds of adolescents.
Organisations are waking up to the fact that sleep deprivation is bad for everyone. A study by Rand Europe and Cambridge University reported that lack of sleep is the leading cause of low productivity.
Tackling this problem doesn’t have to be hard or expensive but does require a shift in workplace culture and expectation.

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Happiness at Work: What makes happier, healthier workplaces

It’s been estimated we spend over one-third of our lives at work. While work provides us with the means to pay the bills and put food on the table, what id we spend more of that time feeling happy?

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