Brain and Nervous System
October 8, 2018

Nootropics can boost your brain power

Do you often turn to coffee or an energy drink when you need a boost? Most of us do to get that quick wake-up fix. Now, you could also try “nootropics”; smart drugs which are natural substances, supplements, and other cognitive enhancers that can improve your memory, focus, creativity and help you feel motivated. How do nootropics work? For your brain to work effectively, it needs the right levels of neurotransmitters to be in the right place at the right time. Your brain is “needy”! Neurons are in a constant cycle of death (the complete and irreversible loss of brain…
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Healthy LifestyleStudy
September 18, 2018

Motivate yourself to study!

Between juggling your assignments, social life and attending classes, it can be difficult to keep up the motivation to study. A key to keeping your motivation on track is to set realistic goals, and changing your mindset. Here are some key pointers: Keep the end in sight Before you get started, know what you’re working towards. Choose realistic goals which still challenge you. For example, if you’re bad at maths, you can’t expect to be a numbers whizz within two days. Instead, an accurate goal would be to work for a full week at improving at a specific section of…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
February 23, 2017

Want to get fit? Pump up the volume

Your legs feel like jelly and you can’t seem to hold on to the exercise bike for a minute longer. Suddenly your favourite song comes on and you’re motivated again. Nobody really enjoys sweating it out at the gym, but music could be that extra push you need to keep going. Why does music make you want to move? It’s a good distraction Notice how time flies when you’re busy or distracted? Jamming to your favourite tunes while working out will distract you from aches or pains and make your workout seem shorter. It keeps you going The motor area…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
January 29, 2016

Fitness: Your motivation transformation pack!

By Grant Wood “The next movie will be starting in…” – hey, you…yes, YOU! Why are you watching TV? Didn’t you plan to blast that belly fat this month? Now is the time to get up and get moving! (more…)
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