Mental Health

Eight ways to improve brain power

Today, neuroscience research shows that lifestyle has a tremendous impact on brain health. At any age you can re-wire and strengthen your brain. However, this can only happen when you engage in appropriate, stimulating and meaningful tasks. Remaining curious and trying new things can help you stay sharp and lower your odds of dementia later […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Mental Health

Dementia: Time to fight back

This post is the first in a series on dementia. Dementia refers to a group of symptoms that cause mental decline, such as memory loss and difficulties communicating and problem solving. There are many conditions that cause dementia, the most common one being Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The main risk factors for AD are age and family […]

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Mental Health, Stress Management

Mindful walking

This post is the first in a series on walking. Meditation regulates emotions and improves our ability to focus. It reduces anxiety and lowers the cortisol stress hormone that we produce in our bodies. Mindful walking is a form of meditation. Some people, like me, enjoy moving in order to relax. Mindful walking is different from just […]

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Nuts about walnuts

Great things do come in small packages. Like walnuts. They are loaded with nutritional benefits and are good for your brain, heart, skin, blood and bones. However, consuming too many can result in weight gain. To obtain the health benefits without the extra calories, walnuts shouldn’t be added to your current diet or consumed as a snack. […]

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