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10 Ways To Keep Your Brain Sharp

10 Ways To Keep Your Brain SharpNo matter what age we are, we need to look after our brains. Our brain is a very important organ! Here are 10 ways to keep your brain sharp. Hopefully you’re as unsurprised as me to see that ‘Stay active’ is the first piece of advice. When we do aerobic exercise our blood volume to the brain increases which encourages neurogenesis (the creation of new brain cells). More benefits are below. Did you know that by eating small and frequent meals is also good for your brain? Here a low glycemic diet is recommended but it’s not actually mentioned that the key fuel for our brains cells is glucose – and glucose comes from carbohydrates. A high glycemic diet and sugary snacks can cause all the energy to flow from your brain – ever experienced that low after a chocolate bar or sugary drink? [Read more…]

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7 Ways To Boost Productivity When You’re Tired

How To Boost Productivity When You're TiredWhat a fitting post for a Monday. Unless you’ve had a revitalising weekend enriched with exercise, healthy food and no alcohol, Mondays can be a struggle! Here are 7 ways to boost your productivity when you’re tired. Unsurprisingly, movement is the first method to boost your energy levels. It’s fascinating what happens to our brains when we exercise – we really can’t function effectively without it. Interesting to see ‘get some sun’ featured – no wonder people go into melt down in the winter. I think everyone suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to some extent. [Read more…]

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How To Retrain Your Brain To Overcome “Microwave Mentality”

Results from longer term thinkingNowadays, we tend to live in an instant gratification culture. When we try something new, we want results and we want them fast – hence the microwave metaphor. We want results now. I read recently that successful people tend to be longterm thinkers and I’m starting to understand why. I tend to always underestimate how long things take which means I set myself up for disappointment. Then I remind myself of something my father used to say to me: “Anything that’s worth achieving isn’t going to be easy” – or something along those lines. It might have sounded slightly cooler than that! [Read more…]

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How To Boost Energy – Tony Robbins

How to Boost EnergyI just stumbled across this video by Tony Robbins in which he talks about how to boost energy which we all need to live our lives to the full. The amount of energy we have affects our psychology, our productivity, our brain power, our health, our relationships, our working lives – everything! He talks about how in today’s world, as a society we hardly move anymore.  We live box lives where wake up in a box, eat breakfast from a box, go to work in a box, sit in a box office all day, have lunch from a box, then go home in a box, have dinner from a box, in front of the box. [Read more…]

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5 Ways To Focus On Your Creativity

How To Be Creative

Was Einstein a genius?

Every now and again I stumble across an article which is just pure brilliance. I’m fascinated by the subject of creativity as it’s one where a lot of people are led to believe that they either are, or are not creative. This could not be further from the truth. These 5 ways to focus on your creativity are from Psychology Today and I highly recommend a read. Why? The subject of genius is explained here – and the idea that each of us has our own genius is enlightening to say the least. As creativity expert, Sir Ken Robinson points out, we are all born creative, it’s just that most of us are educated out of our creativity.. [Read more…]

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7 Steps To Renew Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Mind body and spiritIn Friday’s post, you’ll have seen that I quoted that depression is expected to be the second largest illness in the next 10 years. Why is this the case? A survey published in Forbes Magazine a year or so ago revealed that two thirds of a selected group of workers from the US and Canada were dissatisfied with their working lives. Fear not, there is good news! You don’t have to be one of these statistics. It all comes back to looking after ourselves – our minds, our bodies and our spirits. Very few people take time out to truly look after themselves anymore. Without getting too scientific, here are my top 7 steps to renew your mind, body and spirit: [Read more…]

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10 Simple Ways To Be Happier

10 Simple Ways To Be HappierDepression, according to Mark Williams who wrote Mindfulness, will be the second biggest illness after arthritis, many forms of cancer and heart disease in the next 10 years. This is a scary projection isn’t it? However, this is understandable, also, given the competitive and hectic world in which we live. Here are 10 simple ways to be happier. Guess which is number one on the list..

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Yoga For The Brain

Yoga For The Brain

Source: www.brooklynholisticwellness.com

Yoga for the brain” and “whole body relaxation” is often seen in adverts for yoga classes. There appears to be a mountain of evidence to support the notion that yoga, as a form of meditation, is not only good for relaxation but helps you to learn new things and focus. A recent study has actually proven that yoga is more effective for learning and focus, than aerobic exercise. This article from 10 News explains all… [Read more…]

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Food For The Brain

Food For The BrainHave you ever wondered why you experience a “food coma” after certain foods you eat? Have you ever felt really energized? Have you ever felt de-energised or sluggish an hour or so after treating yourself to a chocolate bar or something sweet like a soda drink? Have you noticed that sometimes caffeine has little or no effect on your state of mind at certain times during the day? [Read more…]

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22 Reasons To Exercise

Reasons To Exercise Most of us know that exercise is key in maintaining a healthy brain, body and soul. Unfortunately, most of us don’t actually act on that knowledge and schedule it into our daily routine. If you’ve forgotten the benefits of exercise, then these 22 reasons to exercise should inspire you once again. [Read more…]

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