Exercise May Trump Mental Activity in Protecting Against Brain Shrinkage

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Exercising regularly in old age may better protect against brain shrinkage than engaging in mental or social activities, according to a new study published in the October 23, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Research suggests that brain shrinkage may lead to problems with memory and thinking. […]

Anxiety Cranks Up Activity in Women’s Brains, Study Says

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Women who worry a lot have brains that work overtime even during easy tasks, new research suggests. The findings could help in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, according to the Michigan State University scientists who conducted the study. “This may help predict the development of anxiety issues later in life for girls,” said […]

Brain Up: You Are What You Think

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We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” While this is certainly true, an even deeper level of examination reveals that we are what we think. For thousands of years the great Yogis and Vaidyas (Ayurvedic physicians) have observed the nature of the mind-body relationship. What they analyzed, understood, and taught was the […]

Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain

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Exposure to nonstop negativity actually impairs brain function. Here’s how to defend yourself. Do you hate it when people complain? It turns out there’s a good reason: Listening to too much complaining is bad for your brain in multiple ways, according to Trevor Blake, a serial entrepreneur and author of Three Simple Steps: A Map […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Brain

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Brain Matter Throughout history, the human brain has been remarkably good at dismissing itself. Everyone from ancient Egyptians to Aristotle has downplayed the role of the mysterious stuff between our ears. Famed anatomist Galen gave the brain credit as commander of movement and speech, but even he brushed aside the white and gray matter, figuring […]

5 Brain-Boosting Benefits of Cardio Exercise

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You know that logging miles on the treadmill can give you a trim body, but adding more cardio to your life will also ratchet up your smarts, boost your productivity, rev your energy, and turn you into an unstoppable success machine. Even one 30-minute cardio session pumps extra blood to your brain, delivering the oxygen […]

Boost Your Brain Power While At Work And Beat The Stress

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Multitasking has become a way of life – and work – for many of us. Most of us consider it an acquired skill. We check mails while on a conference call. Talk on the cell phone while driving. Doing two or three things at once is almost second-nature now. But multitasking is not the most […]

Exercises to Boost Your Brain Power

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When you work out, a few things probably run through your mind: changing your body composition, burning calories, building more muscle and strengthening your cardiovascular system. But did you know that there is one body part that most of us neglect to think about in terms of exercise? This specific organ helps you do, well, […]

Gay Men And Straight Women Have Similar Brains, Says Neurosurgeon

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Because we are known for being thoroughly classy, we promise to withhold all the kinky examining table jokes Dr. Travis Stork of The Doctors inspires to bring you this serious science-y story. Using the rugby player who famously “became gay” after suffering a stroke as an example, neurosurgeon Dr. Neil Martin displayed similarities between homosexual […]

Advice For A Healthy Brain From Dr. Weil

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Fish for a Healthy Brain Here’s more good news about the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and the vitamins found in fresh fruits and vegetables: seniors with high levels of these nutrients did better on tests of mental acuity and had less of the brain shrinkage that signals Alzheimer’s disease. (If you want the […]