• sugar brain

    How to Have Your Sugar and Eat It Too

    Healthy eating is usually on everyone’s to-do list, but what is the best way to stick to that goal? New neuroscience research shows that our brain prioritizes energy over taste when we’re hungry – suggesting why sugar substitutes just don’t work. Your brain cells run on glucose, so there is a reason we crave sweet […]

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    Use a Standing Desk to Think Better

    By now, most of us have heard about the standing desk trend. Because of the health risks of a sedentary office job, desks that allow you to stand while working have been introduced in many workplaces. But standing desks have also been introduced reason in the classroom for other another – better attention and learning. […]

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    Use Caffeine For Exercise Motivation

    Did you make a new year’s resolution to have a consistent fitness plan? Do you usually follow those plans for a little while and then lose motivation? Science suggests that a drug like caffeine might help get you over that hump. In an editorial he recently published in the journal Sports Medicine, Professor Samuele Marcora […]

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    Train your brain to better regulate negative emotions

    Is it possible to strengthen your ability to handle negative emotions through brain training? New research has provided some evidence to suggest it might be so. This is one of the first studies that looked at “training” that was not actually emotion-based itself. If such cognitive training truly has emotional benefits, it would be an […]

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  • Use Mental Imagery to Improve Performance

    Imagery is a technique used by some of the best athletes to prepare for a high intensity performance. A gymnast might imagine going through the steps of her routine, and visualize each flip and landing and how it feels. Imagery is a way to mentally practice a skill, and can actually benefit you more than […]

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    Train Your Brain for Better Multitasking

    By now, you may have heard that multitasking isn’t something that people are naturally good at. Or perhaps you’ve figured it out the hard way. When your attention is divided among tasks, your performance on each task suffers. But studies have shown that training and practice can make you a better multitask-er, and now science […]

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    Prevent Memory Loss by Keeping Anxiety at Bay

    If you’re the kind of person who is easily frazzled and stressed out, you might have a higher chance of experiencing memory loss and learning problems later in life. A new study from the University of Southern California has recently found a link between anxiety and dementia. Dementia comprises a variety of symptoms associated with impaired brain […]

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