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Try Not To Sit Still For More Than 2 Hours At A Time Today, Here’s Why:

  Today, let’s intentionally sprinkle movement throughout our day.  I’ve blogged for you in the past about how sitting just might be the most deadly thing you do all day.   Sitting for more than a few hours straight increases your risk of lots of different health complications and even decreases life span.  Yuck (but if you want to read more on that you can right here.) On the other hand, it really doesn’t take that much movement a day to boost your health and reap tons of benefits.  Here are three impressive benefits of moving your precious body throughout …

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New Study Finally Reveals If Vitamins Help Improve Cognition As We Age

    A new study, published Sept 14, 2022 in Alzheimers & Dementia, is the largest randomized clinical trial on multivitamin use in healthy brain aging.  It’s a three year long trial following annual cognitive assessments on over 2,250 patients that were randomly assigned either a daily multivitamin, a 500 mg daily flavanol supplement (from cocoa extract) or a placebo supplement. What researchers found was that not only did taking a daily vitamin help preserve cognitive function, but it actually helped significantly improve it over baseline (and over placebo) by the third year.  Meaning it didn’t just help prevent cognitive …

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Moving Your Body Helps Your Brain Function Better, Immediately. Here’s How

    A recent medical study caught my eye, so today I am excited to share it with you here.   Researchers were looking at how movement helps to boost memory, and found that there are literally immediate benefits to your memory function after exercising just once. Published September 2020 in Scientific Reports, this study finds that one session of exercising (cycling on a stationary bike was the exercise used in this study) significantly improved motor sequence memory — immediately! This is super encouraging, because it was not looking at just the long term benefits from exercise (which of course …

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Valentine’s Day Special Edition: Heart Health From Every Angle… Mind, Body & Soul

  Our minds and our hearts are inextricably intertwined. Mostly we can feel this on an emotional level — we can literally feel the people we love making our hearts feel warm and protected and expand in our chest. And sadly even people we are hurt by or scared of, we can feel that too — our hearts can feel colder or constricted or pound with fear in our chests. Some of you are also aware that electrically — the brain and the heart each have an electrical field and that these electrical fields overlap. This gives our brain’s electrical …

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A Medical Study Reveals How To Boost Circulation To Your Brain, In 12 Minutes Flat:

  I’m so excited to share this medical study with you today… very rarely does one simple study make such and immediate and profound impact on my wellness like this one today did. Don’t just skim through this and discount it — give yourself 12 minutes today to silence your mind in the easiest, most effective way ever. And by doing so, you will measurably increase the blood flow to your brain in areas that are critical for cognition and emotional regulation… in fact, this one technique has been previously shown to decrease anxiety and depression while improving sleep. But …

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One Simple Thing You Can Do To Protect Your Brain Throughout Your Lifetime

Do you eat fish regularly? Do you take Omega 3 fatty acid supplements? You may want to consider it, because the role of Omega 3 fatty acids in protecting our brain health is becoming more and more robust. Today I wanted to round up my favorite medical studies for you on how fatty acids impact our brain function so you can see why it’s one of my absolute favorite supplements to recommend. Here are my top three reasons why I take fish oil every single day myself:     Protecting Brain Volume:   The medical literature suggests that higher levels …

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Movement Immediately Helps Your Memory Improve, Right Then And There

      A recent medical study caught my eye, so today I am excited to share it with you here. Researchers looked at how exercise helps to boost memory, and found that there are literally immediate benefits to your memory function after literally just one bout of exercising. Published September 2020 in Scientific Reports, this study finds that one session of exercising (cycling on a stationary bike was the exercise used in this study) significantly improved motor sequence memory — immediately! This is super encouraging, because it was not looking at just the long term benefits from exercise (which …

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