Category: Brain

Good News About Older Brains

Healthy older adults appear to produce as many new brain cells as younger adults do, according to a Columbia University study. When researchers examined 28 people 14 to 79 years of age, they found that the production of new...

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Brain Training?

Young or old, intense exercise may help keep your brain in good working order. Researchers assigned 27 sedentary people to high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or a sedentary control group. Roughly half were age 18 to 30 and...

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Brain Health:

Go easy on the wine, caffeine, chocolate. Study challenges popular thinking about their benefits. Remember all those cheery reports on how red wine, dark chocolate, or caffeine-rich drinks might help your brain stay sharp? Not...

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Dancing Good for the Brain

When 26 older adults took dance lessons or did endurance and flexibility exercises at least once a week for 18 months in a recent study, their brains hippocampus increased in size. That’s good news, because the hippocampus...

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Guard Your Memory

There is no pill or procedure to help you maintain your memories (yet). Heather M. Snyder, senior director of medical and scientific operations for the Alzheimer’s Association, says studying cause and effect on the brain...

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Trick to Concentrate

Put your cell phone in another room. Your ability to solve problems is lower when your phone is close by because your brain gets distracted even when you are not paying attention to the phone. Source: Bottom Line Personal...

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Help Protect Your Brain

Healthy eating and lifestyle pay off in lower risk of mental decline. Staying healthy and maintaining a normal weight may be good not only for you body but also for your brain. A 10 year study of 6,401 British civil servants,...

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Yoga for a Sharper Brain

A combination of yoga and meditation were as effective as brain training at easing memory problems in a three-month study of older adults with mild memory challenges. Fourteen subjects took a weekly Kundalini yoga class with...

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To Protect Your Brain

There’s a good chance that these steps will protect your brain..and your health. Control blood pressure and cholesterol with diet, exercise, and (if necessary) medication Keep a lid on blood sugar Lose (or don’t...

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A Day on the Mind Diet

A day’s worth of meals following the MIND pattern looks a lot like a Mediterranean heart-healthy plan. There are lots of veggies, nuts, whole grains, and olive oil, some beans, fish, and poultry; and a daily glass of wine....

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