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Archives - Month: August 2020

Decision Time

We’re facing a lot of choices and things to consider amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Cut yourself slack: it’s called decision fatigue. Is it safe to go for a cuppa and cake with your friend ? Can the kids have a play date? What to say if a friend

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7 everyday ways your may be sabotaging your brain health

Too Little Sleep Sleep deprivation can have a huge effect on how your brain functions throughout the day. One study, for example, limited the sleep of test subjects to 4.5 hours a night and the result was that these people experienced significantly more stress, anger, sadness,

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Feeling a bit blah?

Anyone else feeling a bit blah, meh or feeling their ‘get up and go’ has ‘got up and gone’? I write this as I too, as well as a friend I spoke with just the other day, are both feeling all of the above.These feelings

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New habits, new neural pathways

New habits, new neural pathways – 8 hobbies great for your brain health Research from Harvard Medical School and neurologists tell us that learning a new skill has a variety of effects on the physical structures of the brain itself. New information introduced to our mind connects new neural

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Can A Nap Boost Your Brain Health?

Yes! Research has shown that catching a few Zzzzz during the day can be good for your brain. A number of famous names are notable for their love of napping. Sir Winston Churchill managed on just four hours sleep a night during World War Two — but insisted on a two

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Podcasts to boost Brain Power

Downtime and taking a break is so important as we continue to navigate the challenges around day to day living as we adapt to the new normal. Many of us are suffering from stress and anxiety and you can check out my tips on how to de-stress here. Whether it’s reading a book,

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Why getting Creative is good for your Brain Health

Creativity Boosts Brain Health When it comes to boosting your brain health, one of the easiest ways of doing this is by getting creative. This needn’t be design led work or immersing yourself in meditation, it can be as simple as drawing, crocheting, playing music or

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Why Dementia risk isn’t all in the genes

“It is never too early and never too late in the life course for dementia prevention” * Why Dementia risk isn’t all in the genes  “My Granny had Dementia so therefore it’s more likely for me to get it too” is something I’ve heard so

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