The best anti-ageing tool is to feel younger. A new study shows how this attitude can improve your physical and mental health, and slow down the rate of brain ageing. Ageing is all in the mind. A new study by Seoul National University in South Korea shows that feeling younger can not only improve your [...]
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Whether it’s to sharpen our focus, improve our memory, or simply keep our brain healthy, there are many reasons why we might want to improve our brain power. Brain training is a great way to keep our brains healthy and fit. In this article, you’ll learn about the importance of strengthening your brain, the [...]
You may be aware of foods that protect our hearts and bones and even keep our weight in check as we age. But which foods keep our brains in top shape? Below is an evidence-based list of brain foods that may help pre-empt senior moments and more. Berries Berries may do more than add sweetness [...]
Many of us go through a lot in our lives and for some of us the hardships even begin in early childhood. Be that with the divorce or death of one of our parents, sexual or mental abuse, bullying, frequent and unpleasant changes of environment, alienation, sickness, anxiety or depression. Others are luckier and have [...]
How do you find the strength to get yourself up and going when suffering from a chronic, rare or genetic disease/disorder that is little known or has no cure? One that causes pain, weakness, exhaustion, depression, dislocations, nausea, dizziness, migraines, to name but a few? How do you keep a job, get to work [...]
Many factors contribute to how well a child performs in school, including how much they read at home, their nutrition, sleep patterns and physical activity, to name a few. A study published this November in the journal Neuroimage has made some significant new findings related to physical fitness of children, academic performance and the brain [...]
Dear seniors, take note. Hearing loss in old-age increases risk of dementia New research has indicated that there was an association between age-related hearing loss and increased risk for cognitive decline, cognitive impairment and dementia. You may need to take care of your aging parents as a study has recently warned that age-related hearing loss [...]
New research has found that volunteering could be an effective way for seniors to boost their cognitive function. Volunteering has previously been found to have various physical health benefits, with those who volunteer benefiting from a reduced number of chronic conditions and a reduced risk of chronic conditions that lead to physical disability. However, less [...]
The common maxim that humans only use 10 percent of their brain? It’s bunk, according to Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi, coauthors of “Super Brain”, “Super Genes”, and the forthcoming book “The Healing Self.” In fact, we’re using all of our brains, all of the time. The difference is how well we’re using them, and [...]
The findings could pave the way for new ways to help people with learning and memory disorders. We know that a good night’s sleep is key for a healthy brain. A recent study revealed how sleep contributes to brain plasticity - the ability for our brain to change and reorganise itself. The findings could pave [...]