Brain health

Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
April 20, 2018

This treatment can make you smart and ease depression

Do you wish you could become smarter before your final exams? Exercise may be the ticket! According to Professor Ronald Duman from Yale University, chronic stress, anxiety and depression are linked to the loss of neurons, the cells that make up the pathways that send messages from your brain to your body. He found that exercise is linked to the growth of new neurons. Dr John Ratey, author of Spark; The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain says that exercise can improve your brain in the short term by increasing your level of focus for two to three…
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Brain and Nervous System
January 8, 2018

How to manage Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a motor system disorder caused by damage to brain cells. If you have PD, you may have difficulty sleeping and eating, and managing everyday tasks like dressing and moving around. Worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is becoming more and more common. The disease occurs when certain nerve cells (neurons) die or become weakened. Normally, these neurons produce dopamine – a chemical messenger responsible for transmitting signals within the brain. Loss of dopamine causes the nerve cells to fire out of control, leaving you unable to direct or control movements in a normal way. Researchers say that Parkinson's disease…
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Healthy Lifestyle
September 28, 2017

5 health benefits of chewing gum

Chewing gum can be fun, and good for you. Here are the most interesting health-benefits: Combat stress and anxiety. Chewing gum can relieve nervous energy and reduce tension. This is a nice by-product of the act of chewing itself. According to an Australian study, the rhythmic motion of gum chewing can help lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, making you feel calmer and more relaxed. Boost memory. Chewing gum increases blood flow to the brain. This, in turn, increases oxygen to the brain, which can help enhance your memory and cognitive performance. Some studies have reported that chewing gum increases…
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July 20, 2016

A fresh look at anti-ageing

Stopping the ageing clock starts now for you. No waiting for emergency beauty procedures, or for the day that your muscle-tone starts to let you down! Cutting edge research on how to slow the clock offers you many new options on ways to keep your body, brain and looks both fit and fabulous. (more…)
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