Lessons from an older women – who comes in for her annual physical and recounts how she’s still dancing, mowing her own lawn, and helping out herolder neighbors – for her younger & wise doctor http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2013/09/single-secret-aging.html
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Ths Infinite Choices of Aging Well
Interesting Equation: Moderate Drinking To Less Depression
“Previous investigations suggest that the hippocampal complex may play a role in the development of major depression. This neuroprotection applied to the hippocampus may prevent moderate wine drinkers from developing depression.” author Miguel A. Martínez-González http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2013/08/31/could-a-daily-dose-of-red-wine-reduce-ones-risk-of-depression/
Grey Foxes Gaming: A Way to Improve Memory and Attention
Brain scientists have found that when older adults began training on video games that involved intense concentration and multi tasking it improved their short-term memory and long-term focus. Those improvements were maintained outside the realm of the game and translated to improvements for other cognitive tasks http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/technology/a-multitasking-video-game-makes-old-brains-act-younger.html?hp
Boost Your Immune System In The Produce Aisle
Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Even the healthiest of immune systems could use a boost! http://www.doctoroz.com/slideshow/boost-your-immunity-naturally
New Beginnings: Take A Deep Breath And Start Again
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson 30 ways to change the game and make space for a new beginning http://www.bspcn.com/2012/02/03/30-things-to-stop-doing-to-yourself/
Science of ‘Remembering to Remember’
New research from Washington University, St. Louis focuses on the neuro processes that support the memories ability to remember to remember, known as ‘prospective memory’. The study revealed two distinct processes that support our ability to remember to remember. http://www.newswise.com/articles/remembering-to-remember-supported-by-two-distinct-brain-processes
Back-To-School: The Mayo Clinics Healthy Checklist
From health checkups, getting children into a sleep routine, planning healthy lunches or preparing students facing major transitions into a new grade or school. Mayo Clinic experts offer these tips on how to make the transition back to school less stressful. http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/606625/?sc=sphp
In Facing Disasters, Big Picture View Creates Comfort
“As time passes, people naturally gain more certainty about events. If you’re trying to give yourself a feeling, a meaning, you can distance yourself from the incident with time and space. And this also applies to personal problems, such as troubles at work, a broken appliance, or even a bad breakup.” Marlone Henderson, assitiant profeesor [...]
Get Happier ‘Giving Back’
‘Happiness runs in a circular motion /Thought is like a little boat upon the sea/Everybody is a part of everything anyway/You can have everything if you let yourself be/ Happiness runs, happiness runs’ Donovan Leitch Stiudies show the act of volunteering and giving back to friends, family, community improves mental health and helps to [...]
Blue Light Pollution Can Create No-Sleep Zone
Studies have shown the blue light technology that is ubiquitous in our many screens has the additional affect of interfering with normal circadian melatonin cycles. http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/robert-rosenberg-sleep-answers/is-your-technology-keeping-you-up-at-night/?xid=fb_EH_sf
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