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Can Exercise Really Make You Grow New Brain Cells? How one neuroscientist discovered the path to a healthier and happier brain.

An interesting article published in Fast company. A real life experience of neuroscientist connecting physical fitness to brain. She explained how while working on her body fitness she discovered its direct effects to the brain. Wendy Suzuki, was on a river rafting trip in Peru, when she had a major wakeup call. Suzuki found that she was the [...]

Mice on wheels show scientists how exercise benefits their brains, Running rodents make more of ‘Miracle-Gro’ chemical for the brain

Mice on wheels show scientists how exercise benefits their brains, Running rodents make more of ‘Miracle-Gro’ chemical for the brain

The relentless desire by mice to run on cage 'exercise' wheels has helped explain at a molecular level how exercise benefits a mammal's brain. The relentless desire by mice to run on cage "exercise" wheels has helped explain at a molecular level how exercise benefits a mammal's brain. Scientists from NYU Langone Medical Center behind the [...]

Exercising When You’re Depressed

Exercising When You’re Depressed

A must read article published in psychcentral.com. It discusses the brain derived chemicals and how they are triggered. You probably already know that exercise is key for reducing depression. But you might not know why. Any kind of movement boosts the firing rate of serotonin neurons, which triggers the release of more serotonin. [...]

How Your Brain Can Turn Anxiety into Calmness

An interesting video on guided imagery, managing stress, anxiety by imagining how some role models / ordinary people does in these circumstances.  This video also discussed the skillful full imagination to relieve stress and ways to focus attention. Overall this addressed some very ways to manage mind, brain and body. Physician, [...]

I like to think of my morning run as a form of active meditation.

I like to think of my morning run as a form of active meditation.

I never go into a big day without running first thing in the morning. There is no doubt that running in the morning makes me better at work throughout the day — I think more clearly and overall have a more optimistic outlook on work and life. Knowing I’ll be sharper all day is exactly the motivation I need to get out of bed at 6 a.m. [...]

Building brain cells is easier than you may think – To Grow More Brain Cells, Try These 4 Hacks –

Building brain cells is easier than you may think – To Grow More Brain Cells, Try These 4 Hacks –

According to the media, nearly anything fun or delicious puts you at jeopardy of losing brain cells, but are there any activities that can help to replenish them? You’re in luck. Research has shown that there are certain activities that can help you grow new brain cells, and they aren’t nearly as excruciating as you may think. CALORIE [...]

9 Habits Of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success—IQ. How much of an impact does emotional intelligence (EQ) have on your personal and professional success? The short answer is: a lot! It’s a powerful way to focus your energy in one [...]

Lessons from Aging Chromosomes In older people, DNA defenders known as telomeres seem to be protected by exercise, helping prolong life

Lessons from Aging Chromosomes In older people, DNA defenders known as telomeres seem to be protected by exercise, helping prolong life

By Julie Flaherty August 15, 2016 73 4 reddit0 77 PrintPrint EmailEmail Ever notice what happens when the little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace comes off? The lace starts to fray and unravel, and soon it’s no good. It turns out your chromosomes have a similar protective cap known as telomeres. They’re stretches of [...]

Seeing Is Believing: The Power of Visualization

Seeing Is Believing: The Power of Visualization

Despite the great case for getting off our duffs, there are some amazingly cool and effective practices we can do from the comfort of our own recliners – without even budging a finger. For instance, you could practice your golf swing, work out your muscles, prepare to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, hone your chess skills, practice for tomorrow’s [...]

If You Envision It, It Will Come

If You Envision It, It Will Come

Intersting article on visualization. It’s not just mumbo-jumbo: visualize your positive future and you’ll have an easier time reaching that peak performance. There’s a science to visualization that runs much deeper than reading a copy of The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. How? Studies have shown that concentrated visualization efforts work [...]

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