Mind Your Brain

Category: LIFESTYLE


Buck yourself up

At least 350 million people worldwide live with depression. It affects their ability to work and to form relationships. It destroys their quality of life. And it makes almost one million people commit suicide every year. Fortunately, depression is treatable….

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Brain aerobics

One of my first brain research projects involved the effects of brain training. I started my research based on the hypothesis that mental training would be the ultimate tool to keep the brain healthy and stave off age-related diseases like…

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Super foods

Of course, super foods do not exist. It is not one or a few types of nutrients that bring about healthy reactions in your brain. The only way to reach a positive effect on cognitive functions are long-term habits of…

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Five times a week, at least

We are often far too optimistic about the amount of exercise we get. “I cycle to my workplace, I walk my dog three times a day.” It seems a great deal, but is it enough to satisfy our brain? And,…

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Laugh it off

De-stressing is about the best thing you can do for your brain-health. It is impossible to prevent stress, but there is a glimmer of hope. Stress is a subjective concept. It depends mainly on how you perceive events and react…

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The pressure is on

In our present-day busy lives, stress has become a buzzword. Everybody is under a lot of pressure. Due to everything you want and everything you have to do in your free time and on the job, it is your schedule…

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Neat and petite

We do quite a lot of eating and drinking in our lives. In this respect, our body looks just like a chemical factory. We stick all kinds of food stuffs into our mouth. These are being processed in various way…

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Run for dear life

For humans, as for other animals, moving is of vital importance. We have to move to make sure we’ll get food on our plates, to run away from danger, and to produce offspring. Our brain directs and coordinates the movements…

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Go shopping

A healthy diet starts in the supermarket. Of course, it would be fantastic if you could grow your own food or prepare it from scratch using basic, raw ingredients. But for most of us that just is not feasible. We…

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Food for thought

You are what you eat. The cells in your body need fuel and building blocks and they will get those from the food that enters your body. Although our brain is relatively small compared to the rest of our body,…

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