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Consuming a cup of blueberries three times a week can lower blood pressure, promote heart health, improve brain function, and maintain bone health. In addition to this, blueberries can fight the symptoms of skin aging, diabetes, depression, and erectile dysfunction. Its low-calorie, high-nutrition nature makes it a good diet food.
Yoga is a surprising but effective way to boost your brain power. Try asanas like the plow pose, bridge pose, big toe pose, and inversions like the shoulder stand to increase blood circulation and oxygen flow to the brain. Try asanas like the lotus pose to reduce stress and calm your mind. You could also consider yogic breathing and massage, as they not only improve focus but also fight anxiety.
A few everyday things can indicate longevity and good health. Social well being is associated with good overall health. Being able to lift moderately heavy things, walk backward, and run a mile indicate longevity. A positive sense of self and emotional health lowers the risk of mortality. Being able to recall words, events, and conversations indicate good health. Alternatively, financial stress, early retirement, and overloading on prescriptions increase the risk of an early death.
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A failing memory can be quite frustrating but don't lose hope! Meditation and memory training exercises can help with short-term memory loss. So can having herbs like brahmi and ginkgo biloba and antioxidant-rich blueberries. Create mnemonic devices, write down information that you want to remember, or say it out loud to strengthen the connection in your mind. Engage as many senses as you can when you’re presented with information so you can retain it.
Alternative therapies that treat physical and mental health conditions are gaining popularity. Classical music is one such tool that can help people to overcome depression, pain, anxiety, and stress. Many studies have proven that even students and professionals have plenty to gain from listening to classical music. It improves your memory and productivity, besides helping you to relax and achieve better sleep. So, ensure that you get your daily dose of classical music.
Multiple Sclerosis can start off quite innocently; long bouts of tiredness, forgetting birthdays you always remembered and blurred vision. The early symptoms of Multiple...
There's plenty you can do to boost the levels of endorphin, dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin, also known as the happy hormones, in your brain. Exercise, laughing, or even a good cry can release endorphins. It only takes some motivation to get dopamine flowing. Loving, hugging, and getting a massage are some ways to get an oxytocin surge. The brain releases serotonin when you relive happy memories and get a good dose of sunlight.
Some of us may assume that with all the modern data storage technology and reminder applications out there, the requirement for human memory will...
Alzheimer's is a progressive brain disorder that affects memory, cognition, and the ability to carry out tasks. Subtle signs of this disorder often get mistaken for problems related to old age. This includes memory loss that disrupts life, trouble conversing and learning, change in personality, delusional behavior, difficulty in doing tasks, and persistent forgetfulness. In the latter stages, these symptoms get worse. Although, Alzheimer's can't be cured, certain treatments might relieve the symptoms.
Learning is a process that begins right from the womb and continues till death. Every time we learn something new, like a skill or a language, for instance, our brain goes through physical changes. New connections are forged and the information acquired is stored, transferred and retrieved whenever required. And all this happens in a fraction of a second. Find out how learning new things change the human brain.
Is meditation the cure-all that we need? Studies show that it can make us happier, reduce pain, strengthen the immune system, improve memory, cognition, and creativity and help us build better social connections. Mindfulness meditation can be practiced either with a teacher or through the many apps available today. When done consistently, meditation can truly help us live better lives.
Researchers recruited 40 healthy Chinese students who were trying to learn English. The students were divided into two groups; one group continued learning through rote vocabulary-memorization sessions while the other group was ride a stationary bike while learning. The latter group showed a better grasp on the English language. This proves that fairly intense exercises can improve blood circulation to the brain, thus aiding in learning and memory formation.
Pregnancy signals change. Everything changes – your life and your priorities, and your body. And for some, pregnancy can lead to insecurities. Pregnant or...
Sleep is essential to your brain for storing important information, discarding useless material, and flushing out harmful toxins. Loss of sleep can, over time, hamper your learning ability, cause memory loss and associated diseases like Alzheimer's, and a decrease in cognitive function. Irregular sleep can also interrupt the communication between parts of your brain that help in processing and regulating emotions, thus leading you to be more emotionally volatile.