Why You Should Skip Dieting Right Now

Skip dieting?  You’re probably thinking I’m joking, right?  But, no, hear me out on this! This time of year many have audacious goals surrounding their health.  Either you want to lose weight exercise more get back on track or some combination of those This is all great! The problem is how we typically go about…

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How Cat Naps Affect Your Mood And Memory

By Nicole Lovato, Flinders University and Leon Lack, Flinders University | Photo Credit: irina198 Want to boost your memory and mood? Take a nap, but keep it short We’re told to have power naps to keep us safe on the road and improve our alertness if we’ve had insufficient sleep. They even help our surgeons…

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How Fat And Sugar Makes You Keep On Eating

Too much sugar and fat is affecting your brain too – not just your belly. By Terry Davidson, American University | Photo Credit: novelrobinson, CC BY-NC-SA Fat and sugar-heavy diet harms your brain – and makes you keep on eating Do you eat only when you’re actually hungry? Many of us eat even when our…

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What Occurs Inside Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar

Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Neuroscience Doctoral Candidate Penn State College of Medicine Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania –…

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Why You Should Stand At Work For Two Hours A Day

By David Dunstan, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute | Photo Credit: Sebastiaan ter Burg, CC BY   Office workers, stand up from your desk for two hours a day We’ve known for some time that too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and early death. But until now it’s been…

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