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Performance Hydration

Most of us are aware that staying hydrated is important for our physical health.  But the impact of not drinking enough water on brain function is frequently overlooked.  Dehydration can impact short-term memory, concentration and visual motor skills.  This can … Continue reading

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Six Steps to Boosting Your Memory

Do you ever feel like you cannot remember names?  Or do your keys go missing frequently?  Follow these six steps to boost your memory: Challenge your mind.  Activities that stimulate your mind help to keep your brain in shape — … Continue reading

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More please! Why our brains can’t seem to get enough of brain teasers and logic puzzles.

Children love to play. It’s how they learn.  Creating block towers teaches spatial reasoning and motor skills.  Playing Crazy Eights and Monopoly help develop logical reasoning abilities.  Adults need to play too but don’t seem to get enough of it.  … Continue reading

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Brain Benefits of Dark Chocolate

New research finds dark chocolate may improve brain function. Popular for centuries, chocolate is a $7 billion dollar industry in the United States alone.  And as if we needed another reason to reach for chocolate, dark chocolate has an added … Continue reading

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Four Things You Did Not Know About Sugar

Added sugar may be the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. Sugar can have harmful effects on your metabolism, mood and contribute to all sorts of diseases. Here are four alarming reasons why you should avoid processed sugar like … Continue reading

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Rewire Your Brain

Our thought patterns, personalities and emotional reactions are wired into our brains, says Richard Davidson, Ph.D., author of The Emotional Life of Your Brain. But your brain is capable of real change. Here are a few simple exercises that can … Continue reading

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3 Brain Benefits to Playing Games

When it comes to unlocking the benefits of playing computer games, there are two key qualifiers – less is more and change is good for your brain. Games are part of building a brain-healthy lifestyle, but as with bringing on … Continue reading

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The Memory Palace

The Memory Palace has been in use since ancient Rome. It’s responsible for some truly incredible memory achievements. Nine-time world memory champion Dominic O’Brien was able to memorize 50 decks of cards in order (that’s 2600 cards), while viewing each … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Do chilly temperatures and long nights leave you feeling down? The winter blues, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, affect 25 million Americans. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression caused by reduced levels of the chemical serotonin in … Continue reading

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3 Brain Foods You Aren’t Eating But Should Be

For you carnivores, the first on our brain food list is… Brain Food #1 –  Grass Fed Beef  According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women with good iron levels performed better and faster on mental exercises than those … Continue reading

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