Current Brain Champions
The right foods will keep your brain running strong.
Healthy Kale Recipes
Just the look of it scares some people away, but kale is a super food known for its health benefits. Be good to your brain and try these two recipes.
Flexing those muscles also strengthens your brain.
Brain Benefits of Exercise Diminish After Short Rest
Your muscles might need a rest from a hard workout, but your brain does not. Before you skip out on your next exercise session, read this article and think about how your brain might be affected by inactivity.
Lowering your stress levels sends brain activity soaring.
Cheating Ourselves of Sleep
Sometimes getting the right amount of sleep seems like an impossible task. If we sleep too little, our eyes are like paperweights fighting to stay open, and if we sleep too much, we walk around like zombies unable to function. Getting the right amount of sleep during the night affects how we think, feel, and perform the following day. Inadequate sleep can disrupt our memory, learning, creativity, and emotional stability, as well as our physical health. According to the article in the New York Times, “Cheating Ourselves of Sleep,” sleep affects our metabolism, heart, and every tissue in our bodies. Check out this article to find out just how important it is to get the right amount of sleep!
Great brains love great company.
Volunteering: Good for the Community and for You
Whether you make small changes in your neighborhood or launch a campaign to change the world, there are thousands of ways to contribute to society. Volunteering is a do good, feel good activity and it’s no surprise that something that feels so good has proven benefits for brain health.
A happy brain is a hard-working brain.
Your Incredibly Challenging Job can be Brain-Boosting.
Do you have a job that can help forestall the effects of Alzheimer’s disease? Two recent studies talk about the job attributes that can protect you from cognitive decline.
Living a meaningful life keeps your brain engaged and active.
Why Looking for Purpose Can Lead to Paralysis: Maybe it’s time to knock purpose off its pedestal.
Looking for your life’s purpose? Frustrated you can’t find what shakes the earth beneath your feet? Relax. Discovering your passion is a trial and error process. The more searching you do, the more you will grow your mind by discovering all that is new and novel to you.