We all, from time to time, find ourselves in a creative SLUMP. Next time it happens to you, try excusing yourself from your computer (or wherever it is you create) and go take a hike. Well, it doesn't have to be a hike as a simple walk will suffice. According to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, people generate more … [Read more...] about These Boots Were Made for Walking
As we move along repeating our mantra about our biostat (every day, in every way I will improve my physical and mental health) it's a comfort to know we can do both by exercising. A daily dose of exercise causes a jolt of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) making you not only think better, but also remember more. 4 very different, recent studies --on college students, … [Read more...] about Let’s Keep Dancing….
If you think some people are just lucky to have good willpower, think again. Willpower is something we need to develop, just like cardiovascular endurance, or big guns. Willpower isn't good to have just to avoid temptation and avoid binges but also to make wise choices and stay motivated. Nurture your willpower by exercising it! Try meditation-- just 10 minutes of … [Read more...] about (Will) Power Up!
Apparently exercise really is one thing we can do every day to improve our physical AND mental capacity. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh performed brain scans on more than 600 people in their early 70s and found that those who exercised didn't suffer nearly as much age-related brain shrinkage and other mental decay as those who did little to no physical activity. … [Read more...] about Every Day…
So what exactly IS a biostat and how do you adjust yours? According to Deepak Chopra, we can help stall or reverse the aging process, memory decline and even most cases of Alzheimer's disease by doing a few simple things. One is a very, very simple daily meditation. Sitting tall, close your eyes and set your biostat. That is a number that reflects the age you would like to … [Read more...] about Forget the Thermostat and Set your Biostat or You Were Right, Tom