What You Wear Influences How You Think

By |2020-07-13T16:58:22-04:00July 13th, 2020|Lifestyle|

The book Dress For Success became a phenomenal bestseller during the 1970s. The book describes the huge impact our clothing choices have on the people we meet both socially and professionally. Since then, a whole new field of study has developed around our choice of attire and how it affects not just others, but how [...]

Surprising New Link Between Lifestyle and Memory

By |2020-05-22T10:41:45-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Lifestyle|

To keep our memories intact it's important to exercise and eat a nutritious diet. But even with the best lifestyle choices, one person may stay razor sharp in their older years, while another isn't so lucky. The latest research reveals a reason for this difference depends on an additional factor that scientists say is implicated [...]

Personalized Lifestyle Strategy Reverses Cognitive Decline and Memory Loss

By |2019-11-30T02:24:06-05:00November 29th, 2019|Lifestyle|

"I feel a certain sense of comfort knowing there are factors I can control that can contribute to the decreased risk of me getting Alzheimer’s.” That's what Stephen Chambers, a 48-year-old physical therapist, had to say after he took part in the first trial of a personalized non-drug treatment strategy to help people at risk [...]

Some “Magic Words” have Health Benefits – But Not the Words You’d Think

By |2019-10-14T12:41:01-04:00October 14th, 2019|Lifestyle|

Encouraging words can have powerful effects. For instance, halftime inspirational pep talks by sports coaches are famous for getting athletes to improve their performance. But now medical researchers have found that other types of words can help you alter your own physiology and brain function. They can make you measurably stronger and less susceptible to [...]

For a Resilient, Better-Working Brain, Boost Your BDNF Levels

By |2019-02-25T06:47:38-05:00February 25th, 2019|Lifestyle|

One of the paradoxes of brain health is that while your body can make its own brain and memory-boosting chemicals, it often won’t if you don’t have the right lifestyle habits. But that’s the way the human body is designed. You have to be smart about your daily habits if you want to make your [...]

Hobbies in Middle Age Could Prevent Dementia

By |2018-08-31T13:42:12-04:00August 31st, 2018|Lifestyle|

Super-agers – people of advanced age who have hung onto their mental capacity -- are known to suffer much the same atrophy and degenerative changes seen in people with advanced Alzheimer's. How can these old-but-still-bright seniors maintain healthy cognitive function even though their brains are as physically wrecked as people with a deadly disease? To [...]

A Surprising Reason Why Smartphones Are Making Us Stupid

By |2018-08-24T09:56:39-04:00August 24th, 2018|Lifestyle|

"Sit up straight. Don't slouch!" Perhaps you remember this rebuke from your parents or teachers. We should have listened to them. Back in 1984 a US study found 58 per cent of teenage boys and 30 per cent of girls had spinal damage. Just imagine what a study carried out today would reveal about the [...]

News Alert: Men Have Stopped Strangling Themselves

By |2018-08-03T11:09:31-04:00August 3rd, 2018|Lifestyle|

In the midst of our junk-food-addled, sleep-deprived, over-medicated culture, there exists at least one popular trend that’s good for our brains: The near-death of the necktie. The traditional suit for males is still hanging on – barely -- but the necktie that used to go with it has nearly disappeared. You may see ties at [...]

Boost Your Brain Performance with the Proper Color

By |2018-04-28T15:22:32-04:00April 20th, 2018|Lifestyle|

If you’ve been with us for a while, you’re aware that the right nutrients in fruits and vegetables can improve the way your brain functions and ages. But researchers have now also found that the color scheme that surrounds you in your daily life exerts a strong influence on how your mind works. Some colors help [...]

Quality of Relationships Influences Dementia Risk

By |2017-12-28T14:10:58-05:00November 20th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Relationship advice columnist Wendy Atterberry believes there are 15 issues every couple must discuss before tying the knot. As well as more obvious ones concerning children and career plans, they include the type of mattress to sleep on, whether to have a TV in the bedroom and where to take vacations. But there was one [...]

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