How to Improve Your Memory After Age 50

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See Why Exercising Your Brain Can Be Lots of Fun! You can super-boost your brain and get it to work like it did five, 10, 15, even 20 years ago — using nothing more than a simple deck of playing cards. And that’s just one of many simple, enjoyable card games you’ll find in Dr. […]

How Diet and Exercise Protect the Brain

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A number of researchers have studied the link between diet, exercise, and brain health. Among other things, they found that when we exercise, the brain produces more of a special brain-growth repair hormone called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that stimulates the increase in brain connections — dendrites and synapses — especially in the hippocampus. There […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp

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Alzheimer’s isn’t inevitable. Many experts now believe you can prevent or at least delay dementia — even if you have a genetic predisposition. Reducing Alzheimer’s risk factors like obesity, diabetes, smoking and low physical activity by just 25 percent could prevent up to half a million cases of the disease in the United States, according […]

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. […]

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 […]

Improve Your Brain Health And Performance With Lumosity

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Lumosity is cool website that helps you train your brain to improve your memory, attention span and cognitive functions. It was designed by neuroscientists and is backed by prestigious institutions such as Harvard University! When you get started, it asks you questions based on five categories: memory, attention, speed, flexibility and problem solving. When you tell […]

Vitamin B12 -The Forgotten Energy B

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According to Dr. Raymond Weil, as we get older, our bodies don’t absorb vitamin B12 as readily as they did during our younger years. (B12 is found in animal foods — meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products). This decreasing absorption may help explain why brain size shrinks with age and seniors develop problems with […]

Can You Boost Your Brain Power By Surfing The Web? YES!

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It’s certainly possible. You may be referring to the results of a study at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, which found that mental stimulation similar to that occurring with frequent Internet use may improve the way the brain processes and encodes new information. Earlier research by the UCLA team showed that searching […]

3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Brain Power

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Google “improve brain power” and you’ll find all sorts of tips, techniques, books, and games explaining how you could improve your brain power. Most of them involve physical exercise, balanced nutrition and complex mental exercises. While it would be cool if everyone could incorporate these tips, I highly doubt that after reading such advice you […]

The Wrong Amount Of Sleep Can Age Your Brain

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The amount of sleep we get can impact our mental health in later life, a study has warned. Sleeping too little or for too long disrupts how we think and can age the brain by up to seven years, the findings show. Getting less or more than the six to eight hours recommended sleep increases […]