Brain Power

March 06, 2014

We know that exercise makes us feel better and 'clears the mind' and recent studies have pointed out the benefits of exercise on mental stresses and work. Now, new research shows not only does obesity harm the brain, exercise may actually reverse those negative effects!

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Memory Walks

April 11, 2013

Do your brain a favor ... walking part of your regular routine! Evidence that regular walking benefits brain health continues to rise, if you're not a walker, this may convince you! A recent study from The Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois involving 120 sedentary people aged 55-80 found that walking increased the size of the hippocampus, a critical area of the brain for new learning and creating long-term memories. P

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Keeping Your Brain Sharp

September 27, 2012

Pile your plate high with fruits and vegetables to keep your brain in top form!

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This Week with Peter Nielsen

August 30, 2012

We all know people who seem to get better after 50, and others who have stayed sharp well into old age. How do they do it and what can we learn from their experience?

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Chocolate for Brain Function! Yea!

August 16, 2012

A lot of attention has been focussed on the health benefits of cocoa. Rich in anti-oxidants, flavanoids and flavanols, it's no surprise that interest in these power-packed beans is peaking! Two recent studies show that the attention is well worth it!

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Protect Your Brain Function

August 16, 2012

If you have a friend or realtive who has suffered from dementia, you know that it is a heartbreaking development. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent the loss of brain function, and the key may be taking care of your heart.

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Keeping Sharp!

July 18, 2012

Looking for practical tips on staying mentally sharp throughout the aging process? Two recent studies could provide just the answer you're looking for!

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Those Brainy Berries

April 19, 2012

Keep your memory sharp and boost your brain-power by making berries a part of your daily! Most research on brain health has focused on the blueberry, but red, blue or purple, they're all rich in the powerful antioxidants called flavanols that are found only in berries, grapes, cocoa, and some other colorful plant foods.

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Brain Food

May 25, 2011

Need to be sharp at work tomorrow? Pile your plate high with fruits and vegetables! Researchers followed a group of more than 1,600 mature adults for 10 years, studied their diets and measured their mental sharpness.

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Blueberries

April 21, 2011

We now know and science supports what our forbears knew long ago ... blueberries offer great value to any nutritional regimen

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Brain Health

November 11, 2010

Scientific data has linked excess sugar consumption to increased risk of heart disease and diabetes for decades. Recent studies expand the negative effects of refined sugar consumption to brain health! This research indicates that good blood sugar levels are particularly important for memory-building.

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