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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... Which 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... Which 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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Let sleeping adolescents lie: brain maturation needs sleep

Let sleeping adolescents lie: brain maturation needs sleep

Adolescents need a lot of sleep. The recommended amount is nine hours a night and unfortunately far too many of our youngsters don't get anywhere near that.One reason they need their sleep is because the brain consolidates learning whilst they are asleep, which of...

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It’s time to go easy on the adolescent brain.

It’s time to go easy on the adolescent brain.

If you have ever had to live with teenagers, you may remember the exasperation of dealing with young brains that could appear to be quite mature and grown up one moment and horribly puerile and totally emotionally driven the next.And yes, I do realise we were all...

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Stress in kids can delay brain development

While chatting to a Primary School teacher the other day she described her concern over the amount of stress she was seeing in the classroom. A number of the children were exhibiting signs of stress or anxiety, to levels she hadn't seen before. This in a Year One...

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Who me? Do I care?

In adults, prolonged exposure to stress leads to high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which damages our brain cells. This damage manifests itself as loss of dendrites, those branches of our brain cells that are used to connect and communicate with other brain...

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How stress affects our kids brains too.

Stress in the workplace and home has been blamed for much of the prevalence of stress related illness such as heart disease, cancer and mental illness including anxiety and depression. What hasn’t been known is how much stress affects our children and the impact this...

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Kids brains need exercise to be able to learn.

I had heard on the grapevine that our daughter’s school was introducing some changes for those girls entering year 11 (15 and 16 year olds) in 2011. The amount of physical education or “recreation” time allocated on the timetable is to be reduced from 5 periods over...

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